Olympic Synchronized Swimming Photos Flipped Upside-Down

What happens if you take photos of synchronized swimming shot at the Olympics and flip them upside-down? Ethereal beauty, that’s what.

The Huffington Post did this experiment yesterday using photographs shot by Getty and AFP photographers. The results are magical.

Playing with perspective underwater is an idea we’ve featured before, and these photographs remind us a lot of Elena Kalis’ fantasy underwater photographs.

Check out the rest of these images (there’s a lot of them) over on HuffPo.

Sirens in the Sky (via Photojojo)

Image credits: Photographs Getty Images (1-4) and the AFP (5)

  • Mike

    Fantastic shots, thanks for sharing.

  • Jay

    I like the illusion of ‘walking on water’ these have, especially because they are not photoshopped to have such appearance.

  • Horse with no name

    These are very impressive. The upside-down shots of the equestrian events, less so…

  • Gillian

    Cirque du Soleil

  • Terence Hill

    Very cool idea!

  • Bua

    Super duper!

  • kendon

    according to exif they were edited using ps cs4 on a mac. probably for the flipping. so technically they in fact ARE photoshopped ;)

  • E.W.W.A.

    What teams are these? I’m doing a school project on synchro (I am one myself) and would like to know.