Get Wet // Owen Brown

Get Wet // Owen Brown

This image captures surface tension of water droplets on an airplane window. Three unique ‘surfaces’ are interacting with each other; air, glass, and water. The adhesion of water and glass allows the droplets to remain stable even with the force applied by gravity pulling perpendicularly. The gaseous air is also interacting with the water, forming the droplets from the change in density. The light of the refracting droplets gives nice contrast to the otherwise grey surroundings.

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  • William Tse
    Oct 1, 2018 13:20

    Art: Very dramatic and gives the feel of a relaxing rainy day, Makes me want to stay inside.
    Flow: Displays surface tension of a polar fluid, water, on a non-polar solid.
    Photographic Technique: I like the angle which the picture was taken, the vertical angle makes us look at the window pane differently than we’re normally used to, so it has a very nice effect of abnormality.

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  • Chad Sloan
    Sep 24, 2018 16:54

    This picture is really cool! It makes you feel something. I like how you are able to tell what direction the plan was moving based off the water streaks. I also really like that you decided to keep the gray clouds as the background.

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  • Chase Cleveland
    Sep 24, 2018 12:27

    This image gives a gloomy feel. I like the varying sizes of bubbles and the crosswind effect on bubble patterns. I also like the disorienting feel of the photo. Using a wider field of view could better exemplify the breadth of the pattern.

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  • Duncan Lowery
    Sep 21, 2018 11:09

    Shooting with natural light on a cloudy day like this is a great idea because the light is softer and more diffuse, meaning shadows are less dramatic, and you can get a shallower depth of field with your lens. I’m glad to see your whole frame filled with the subject! I like how much variation there is between the shape and size of each droplet, and that we can see which droplets have been redistributed into a dotted line from the shear force. Did the droplets mostly stay still during your shoot?

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  • Brandon Gushlaw
    Sep 19, 2018 12:52

    Clear shot and really cool distinct lines surrounding the water droplets. I like the angle of the photo as well. Did you do any editing on the photo?

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  • Peilin Yang
    Sep 19, 2018 12:50

    The condensation of water was clearly recorded by Owen. Even the track of the wind was reflected by this image.

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  • Eli Kopp-DeVol
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    Very nice image for such a simple set up, you can almost feel the texture! I think something else cool to do with this shot would be to set up a time-lapse of the flight to capture the journey of the droplets across the window.

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  • Ross Cooper
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    I like how there is no edited background in this, just the grey clouds. It really works well in attracting your attention to the water droplets without distracting you. Well framed as well!

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  • Morgan Benninger
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    In my opinion a strength of this image is the grey background, it gives the capture a good ‘feel’. My only criticism would be the angle of the image in my opinion a straight on orientation might help with a more consistent focus throughout the image, but that’s a personal preference.

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  • Joseph Ryan
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    I really like this picture. I love driving in the rain because I love staring at the window to see things like this. I like how some of the drops are more in focus than the others and I really like being able to clouds.

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  • Garrett Gerchar
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    Are you looking up or down at the window? Really love the colors of the photo it really fits the airplane mood. Love that some bubbles are stationary and some are clearly traveling and dripping into smaller droplets.

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  • Noah Granigan
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    Cool picture. I like seeing the horizontal lines of droplets and the different spacing in between the one closest to the left side of the image. The crisp outlines of the droplets is great, and the grey image gives a very cool feel. Well done.

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  • Christopher McFadden
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    I really like that you can see the water droplets being blown by the cross wind. The background is well thought out because having the ground in the background would be distracting. The blur in the foreground is also nice.

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  • Ivan Komodore
    Sep 19, 2018 12:49

    The black edges of the droplets helps to distinguish their shape and I like the varying sizes. The grey background of the clouds looks nice as well.

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  • Justin Truong
    Sep 19, 2018 12:48

    I really like this photo! It reminds me of driving on a rainy day and watching the rain droplets move across the window.

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  • Anna Lynton
    Sep 19, 2018 12:48

    This is an interesting texture. I like the blur in the bottom and top of the image. I like the colors too, the grey sky worked well.
    Something to explore would be making it more dynamic to show the physics of the flow. It is a nice image but not very complex.

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  • Maxwell Rodgers
    Sep 19, 2018 12:48

    The light gray background not only provides great lighting but a solid background for the image. The focus of the image is nice. It would be interesting to see the image when there is a stronger cross-wind to move the droplets around.

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  • Chris Davidoff
    Sep 19, 2018 12:48

    Very pretty, sweet job! For some reason I’m drawn to some of the black lines that outline the droplets. Maybe if you could bolden those somehow, it may stand out a lot

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  • Gregory Collins
    Sep 19, 2018 12:47

    Good use of the clouds for the background. I like the texture given by this image. I wounder what this would like if the colors were inverted?

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  • Michael Karns
    Sep 19, 2018 12:47

    I really like the grey background. Really makes the image feel cozy. I like how you didn’t take a picture of the window straight on, but from the bottom looking up. Adds some confusion which is welcome. It would be interesting to see some pictures when the plane was taking off and seeing the dropplets streak across the window.

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  • Ibrahim Alhajji
    Sep 19, 2018 12:47

    Great Idea. Simple yet it looks great. The picture and the lighting is great. great work

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  • I love the classic water on a window look. The grey color is very uniform and adds to the image. It reminds me of fall and the focus in most of the photo is quite good. With the blur in the bottom right, then the crisp area, it actually works quite well. It is almost comforting in its darkness and water drops.

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  • Brent T Eckles
    Sep 19, 2018 12:47

    Also a very calming photo. Like the background a lot. This is something we’ve all seen before except not like this. Different focus throughout the picture.

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  • I like this image a lot! I love the classic rain on window shot, and I think the background helps to see the drops. The lighting is really nice – the black shadow on the drops is a great contrast.

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  • Jeremy Aparicio
    Sep 19, 2018 12:46

    Great awareness of your background and framing. Like the depth perception, moving out of focus from the middle of the image towards the edges.

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  • Matthew Finney
    Sep 19, 2018 12:46

    I like how the image is focused on the condensation. I like the gray colors and the lighting in the image.

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  • Dylan Crane
    Sep 16, 2018 12:24

    I like how zoomed in you are so that you can’t see any surroundings and only the water droplets. They are well focused and look good, I think it may look a bit better if you increased the contrast and made it black and white. It also doesn’t show any flow but it is a cool phenomenon.

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