Joseph Straccia: Unsteady Cascading Kaye Effect in Hand Soap

Joseph Straccia: Unsteady Cascading Kaye Effect in Hand Soap

By Joseph Straccia, Max Scrimgeour, Jeremy Parsons

Team 10

A stream of liquid hand soap impinges on convex surfaces to form an unsteady cascade of Kaye effect bounces. The Kaye effect is a behavior common to shear thinning, non-Newtonian fluids.

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  • Daniel Luber
    Nov 13, 2016 16:33

    This seems like a very difficult phenomena to capture and you did a great job. Very interesting effect. again the double tier effect in the composition is really great.

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  • Sierra Castillo
    Nov 7, 2016 13:02

    The focus on the stream is really sharp, but it’s too bad the dish is blurry. That is a bit distracting. I love the contrast between the light, reflective soap and the background. The path line of the soap is interesting with its bending.

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  • James Julian
    Nov 7, 2016 12:19

    Art: The contrast between the background and the stream is perfect for this image and flipping the image was perfect for this piece.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and recognized.
    Photographic technique: The depth of field and focus in this piece is really well done with the successful capturing of the stream and the blurring of the the glass interaction which isn’t the focus.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Nov 2, 2016 12:20

    The unsteady, laminar flow of the second jet is what I like most about this image. The difference in diameter between the incoming jet and the jet exiting the second bounce is very interesting as well.

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  • Stephanie Mora
    Nov 2, 2016 12:16

    Cool picture, the black and white gives it a nice simple feel. Love that you can see the little bubbles inside. Really clear picture. I like that you flipped it so it was flowing left to right.

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  • Jason Savath
    Nov 2, 2016 12:15

    This Kaye effect reminds me of a waterfall. Looks amazing with great contrast against the background.

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  • Maxfield Scrimgeour
    Nov 2, 2016 12:12

    I like the way you flipped the image to get the flow moving from left to right.

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  • Branden Goldenberg
    Nov 2, 2016 12:11

    I have never seen a double cascade effect as you have captured here! Great contrast between the white and black. I almost wish I could see the fluid hit the ground as well.

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Nov 2, 2016 12:11

    Very pleasing image. The second bounce really makes the picture in my opinion. The way to flow seems to bend upwards seems like an anomaly in physics and how tight the flow is fascinating.

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  • David Leng
    Nov 2, 2016 12:10

    Very interesting flow occurring in this image. I like the focus and the lighting is great!

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  • Katherine Yarnell
    Nov 2, 2016 12:10

    Really great photo of the kaye effect, it has excellent contrast. The second jet is very cool.

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  • Daniel Baker
    Nov 2, 2016 12:09

    This seems to be a very very beautiful image of capture. The fluid producing the Kaye Effect is almost like a liquid crystal rope. I did not know the lower part of the rope at the end was composed of bubbles. This is a beautiful image. One thing I wish the mage had was a closer focal length. To me, it feels like the camera is just a bit too far from the fluid. But this is only a light criticism, and I would love to see this effect replcated again.

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  • Marco Gardi
    Nov 2, 2016 12:09

    nice work capturing a really interesting effect. Lighting is done very well and the effect is very clear. I like how long the string of soap is, you almost forget it’s a fluid.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Nov 2, 2016 12:09

    Great capture of the fluid flow. Nice bright lighting helped show the stream well. Great contrast , detail, and focus.

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  • Preston Marcoux
    Nov 2, 2016 12:08

    I’m impressed you were able to get two bounces, well done. Very interesting that you flipped it, I wasn’t aware we view flows normally from left to right.

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  • Daniel Bateman
    Nov 2, 2016 12:08

    Cool double jump, the cascade is reminiscent of a multilayered fountain. The streams are clearly visible, but their interaction with the surface isn’t, leaving something to be desired by the viewer. There are a few areas if saturation, but overall a great image.

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  • Ryan Daniel
    Nov 2, 2016 12:08

    Very nice image of the kaye effect in a cascade manner. Fluid flow is clearly visible and I’m glad you flipped the image so it flows left to right.

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  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Nov 2, 2016 12:08

    I really like how the pyrex dishes almost look like ice cubes. The bubbles don’t detract from the image and the wave form at the end makes the photo.

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  • Sean Harrison
    Nov 2, 2016 12:07

    Excellent contrast between the flow and the background. Markings on the tupperware distract a little from the image, consider using solid colored tupperware in the future. Well done with lighting and focus the flow is quite clear.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Nov 2, 2016 12:07

    Very nice picture. The nearly black and white is a nice effect. The jet is nice and clear, and the shape of it it pretty cool. Good work!

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  • Mark Noel
    Nov 2, 2016 12:06

    Cool image! The contrast is excellent and the focus is nice. The second bounce looks interesting because of the instability.

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  • Ryan Walker
    Nov 2, 2016 12:06

    Art: No distracting elements good work
    Flow: Great illustration of the kaye effect
    Technique: Good lighting

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  • Jeremiah Chen
    Nov 2, 2016 12:05

    Cool flow! It’s interesting to see how the flow will curve by itself after it hits the 2nd surface.

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