FerroLiquid

I got some Ferroliquid as a present for Christmas.  Ferroliquid is an oily magnetic liquid, that when you put it on magnetised metal or near a magnet itself, it forms interesting magnetic spikes, that when photographed up close, give interesting results I think.  One thing to note – is this is messy stuff, I wore some gloves and old clothes when handling it.  Also – don’t put it in direct contact with the magnet – you’ll never get it off it again.

I used several magnetised objects to take the following images.  To light the images I used flash (to keep the shot sharp, as I was indoors in poor light),with some gels for colour   – and light from a video lamp which reflected against some old cds in the background, plus some neon strip lights also bouncing in colour.

Below is a short video showing the setup of the shots and a slideshow of some of the images in this post.

And lastly onto the photos – all taken using my Canon MPE-65mm 1-5x macro lens and Canon 5D Mark IV.  Flash was from a diffused and gelled Yongnuo YN24-ex Twin Flash.

FerroFluid!
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid!
FerroFluid at 2x Magnification
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid at 2x Magnification
Disco Fluid
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
Disco Fluid
FerroFluid Abstract
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/10, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid Abstract
FerroFluid over the tray
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid over the tray
FerroFluid
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid
FerroFluid and CD in background
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid and CD in background
FerroFluid on Screw from Side
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO250)
FerroFluid on Screw from Side
Disco FerroHead
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Disco FerroHead
Screw head with Ferro Liquid on
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Screw head with Ferro Liquid on
Ferro Liquid Glow
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Ferro Liquid Glow
Close up to the head of the bolt
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Close up to the head of the bolt
FerroFluid
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO200)
FerroFluid
FerroFluild with cd middle showing in background
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO200)
FerroFluild with cd middle showing in background

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