Pinterest can be a great site for finding ideas when it comes time for family or best friends photos. There are boards and boards and boards out there of beautiful images, witty poses, and fun tricks to try. Some of them look so simple and easy that you think, "I totally could do this!". Today I have a photo Pinstrosity where that was just the case.
The Original Pin
I've looked at a number of sites for the original, and I just can't say 100% that I found the original. A lot of people link to here saying it's the original, but I'm not completely convinced. Know the original site? Let me know and I'll put it in.
Looks easy enough. Fling hair out of water at the same time as bestie and you have an instant water heart!
Not quite the results they wanted. These girls found out that this isn't quite as easy as it would seem. Let's take a look at the original again and see if we can pull any tips from it.
- Shallow water. You need to be able to get your head and body out of the water fast, and that doesn't quite work if you're up to your waist.
- It doesn't look like it at first, but the girls are not directly in front of each other. They had to offset so that they didn't clonk heads when they flew up. This allowed them to get the vertical pillar of water in the middle.
- You have to flip your head at the last minute in a small arc. Your hair will flip in a much larger arc (well...assuming you're trying this with long hair...short hair is going to be difficult) than your head. Think of a marching band going around the corner. The guys on the inside are taking baby steps while the guys on the outside are taking longer steps in order to have that nice clean corner turn. You don't need much head movement to swing your hair all the way around.
- Many many many retries. I'm sure this wasn't their first shot.
- And...I'm still not 100% convinced that this isn't photoshopped. It may not be...but they seem to both be awful straight for how close the vertical pillar is to their bodies. Maybe they just have super good timing for when they both were finally not scrunched over, but I don't know.
So there you have my take on that. It's doable I think, but it will take some practice and work...and maybe an editing program.