Joseph Straccia: Ferrofluid and India Ink

Joseph Straccia: Ferrofluid and India Ink

By Joseph Straccia

Team 10

Normal-field instability in a ferrofluid on a circular magnet accented with small droplets of orange India ink.

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  • Alexander Thompson
    Oct 31, 2016 16:00

    This is a very cool twist on the classic ferrofluid spike images. You’ve captured a visually pleasing circular droplet of ferrofluid with a nearly perfect symmetry of spikes from the magnetic interactions. I really like the use of India ink to bring a little more color into the image. It was cool when the left-hand side of the image was zoomed-in on to clearly see the red beads of ink on the surface of the ferrofluid. Great job!

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  • Jason Savath
    Oct 28, 2016 12:19

    I love the sprinkles of red in the image. It adds a unique effect along with the ferrofluid and the background.

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  • Daniel Bateman
    Oct 28, 2016 12:19

    Great image, I really like the contrast between the ferrofluid and the ink. The lighting really highlights the peaks in an intriguing manner, and the sharpness of this image is stunning.

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  • Marco Gardi
    Oct 28, 2016 12:18

    Nice concept but it’s hard to see what’s going on at the zoom you currently have. When we increased the zoom in class I saw a ton of incredible details that might be worth highlighting.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Oct 28, 2016 12:17

    Awesome detail in the spikes of the ferrofluid. Nice symmetry. I like the added red India ink but some of it is a little distracting. I really like how much detail you can see when you zoom in. It might be nice to crop it down a little.

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  • David Leng
    Oct 28, 2016 12:17

    I like the detail in this image. The ink helps highlight the spikes and defines them well. Great image!

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  • Stephanie Mora
    Oct 28, 2016 12:17

    Really clear image, very nicely in focus. The India ink is a really nice touch! The ferrofluid is very smooth and the India ink is not, so it’s a very nice contrast. The white background is a really nice contrast as well. The beads of ink are beautiful as well.

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  • Maxfield Scrimgeour
    Oct 28, 2016 12:17

    i really like how the color adds to the ferrofluid and highlights channels between the peaks. really intricate detail in the photo and different on each peak which is cool.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Oct 28, 2016 12:16

    This is an interesting contrast to the experimental set up that we used. You managed to capture the focus in its entirety, which is a challenge I struggled with. The depth of field is a consistent challenge when shoot the ferrofluids, as it is so dynamic.

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  • Preston Marcoux
    Oct 28, 2016 12:14

    The detail in your spikes is incredible, the orange adds an interesting element and the and the lighting circle around your fluid is well done.

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  • Mark Noel
    Oct 28, 2016 12:14

    Wow this is cool. The colors are interesting. The focus is nice and right in the center. The lighting is good.

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