Get Wet // Jeremy Aparicio

Get Wet // Jeremy Aparicio

When a candle is blown out, the melted wax at the top of the wick drops drastically in temperature.  The tiny droplets of liquid wax are no longer able to combust and are then released upwards into the air as smoke due to convection.

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  • Chad Sloan
    Sep 24, 2018 16:35

    This picture is very unique! At first I was unable to tell what is was. I really like it though! I think the bright blue made it very interesting. I also really like the flow of the smoke, its cool how it looks like its going in all different directions. I think if you were to redo this it would be cool to see what it would look like if you were focused on the smoke more.

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  • Ibrahim Alhajj
    Sep 21, 2018 13:17

    very unique idea. Great work. although the resolution on the picture need to be better to really appreciate the idea and the picture

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  • Duncan Lowery
    Sep 19, 2018 11:26

    I believe in class you explained that the blue color in your image comes from the source of light rather than post-process image manipulation. Still, the monochromatic palette lends an artistic effect, whether it was intentional or not. To me, the color conveys a somber mood, especially paired with the subject, which depicts an extinguishing of warmth, light and life. Even in low light, I have an easy time of picking out the flow against the background. Did you consider digitally duplicating and repositioning the non-black parts of your image to fill more of the frame? If not, I’d try it – the image may end up exuding more emotion in a way that you like.

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  • Joseph Ryan
    Sep 17, 2018 12:27

    This is a cool picture. It’s much easier to see on a computer screen rather than on the projector. I really like the color scheme, but the picture seems a little, unbalanced, for lack of a better word. My focus is immediately drawn to the bottom, where the brightest lights are, and since the smoke is so subtle, it’s easy to overlook. I think a change in lighting would help, and maybe even cropping so that all we see is the smoke.

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  • Christopher McFadden
    Sep 17, 2018 12:21

    I would say the lighting is not great and could capture the smoke a little better. More lighting might help with resolution as well. I do like the stillness of the image with so much smoke being visible.

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  • Chase Cleveland
    Sep 17, 2018 12:12

    I like the blue color in this photo. The sweeping smoke has a nice shape. However, I feel as though the candle top doesn’t add a lot to the composition. Maybe there could be a way to bring out more contrast in the smoke as well such as better lighting.

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  • Chris Davidoff
    Sep 17, 2018 12:12

    That looks very cool, I think there’s a lot of potential here. Some additional lighting to highlight the smoke I think would pull it together. Well done tho! The blue is great

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  • Noah Granigan
    Sep 17, 2018 12:11

    I think the framing and the focus are really well done. The smoke is the subject of the picture, but the base of the candlestick is what caught my eye. If the smoke were more visible, I think the twirling effect would be emphasized more.

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  • Peilin Yang
    Sep 17, 2018 12:10

    Unique candle color makes the image mask with mysterious atmosphere. Due to the limit of senser, the clarity of the image perhaps needs some improvement.

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  • Justin Truong
    Sep 17, 2018 12:10

    The black background gives a really good contrast to the blue coloring of the smoke. It would be very interesting to see multiple colors of light

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  • Owen Brown
    Sep 17, 2018 12:10

    I thought the image was framed well. The flow of smoke is pictured well. The base almost has an abstraction to it with the lower resolution.

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  • Greg collins
    Sep 17, 2018 12:09

    The blue on black with the lighter highlights make the image interesting. Have you thought of using a laser or other light source to highlight the smoke.

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  • Ivan Komodore
    Sep 17, 2018 12:09

    The blue color in this picture is very appealing and the smoke created some interesting shapes but it is almost too dark overall to see what is happening. The bright candle also draws attention away from the smoke.

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  • Casey Munsch
    Sep 17, 2018 12:09

    The blue smoke with the black background makes a really cool image. The smoke is a little hard to see but I think this was an awesome flow idea.

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  • Ross Cooper
    Sep 17, 2018 12:09

    i really like the deep blue color of this picture, as well as the wisps of smoke coming off. The smoke is a little grainy looking, it might be because the ISO is too high. Otherwise it’s a great photo.

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  • Michael Karns
    Sep 17, 2018 12:09

    The image is very abstract, which I think is exciting since the viewer has to ponder what they are looking at. I’m not an expert, but maybe increasing ISO sensitivity might make a clearer image.

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  • Garrett Gerchar
    Sep 17, 2018 12:08

    The natural blue color really pops on the black background! Why did you use such low light? Was the light hidden from the smoke through the candle?

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  • Winston Douglas
    Sep 17, 2018 12:08

    the blue swirl that you can see is a cool idea and I do like how its in a completely black background, however the image doesn’t do the setup justice so a better picture would be awesome

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  • Wenjin Li
    Sep 17, 2018 12:08

    The blue color looks pretty good. The sharp focus is pretty good. I like the contrast of color looks nice.

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  • It is almost a great photo, the smoke is visible when the room is dark! Focus is very good, sounds like you have a good plan for a new photo.

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  • Brent T Eckles
    Sep 17, 2018 12:07

    Good idea no one else seemed to use candle light. Hard to see exactly what is going on in the picture. It is a very alluring color of blue. Excited to see the second iteration.

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  • Eli Kopp-DeVol
    Sep 17, 2018 12:07

    The blue smoke is a neat effect and I think you should try and maintain the colors when you redo the picture. Definitely need some more light though, maybe even just a wider aperture?

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  • Maxwell Rodgers
    Sep 17, 2018 12:07

    The darkness of the background really draws out the smoke of the photo. Photographing smoke seems very tough but I’m sure over the semester with some minor tweaking photos like this will come out much quicker.

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  • Matthew Finney
    Sep 17, 2018 12:07

    The blue smoke against the black background pops. I like the detail in the smoke. The sharp focus is nice.

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  • I think this is a good idea. The blue is neat, because it’s not the color you are used to seeing with a candle. Like you said, it is a bit hard to see with the darkness of the image, but I think it will be cool to see when you re-do it!

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  • Anna Lynton
    Sep 17, 2018 12:06

    I like the contrast between the blue subject and very dark background. There is a lot of negative space, it would be cool to have the smoke more as the subject of the image

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  • Dylan Crane
    Sep 16, 2018 12:38

    The blue color variations on the black background really pop and draw your eye in. Its very intriguing and the image is focused and cropped well. It’s hard to see what’s actually happening though. If you had better lighting it may improve your image.

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