Best of Web – Madison Emmett

Best of Web – Madison Emmett

I selected this image because of the colors and what the fluid motion demonstrates. The paints used are incredibly aesthetically pleasing and remind one of ocean spray. They catch the eye immediately as a whole and then each individual strand pops out as well, allowing the observer to appreciate the entire effect of the image. This image was created by placing different color paints on a speaker and playing music. This piece in particular was taken while playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. It is fascinating how this image demonstrates the dramatic nature of the music.

This image was created by Martin Klimas.

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  • Jordan Nahabetian
    Feb 3, 2018 14:05

    First prize. The visual representation of beats is done so well here. The contrast of the blue and the yellow allows us to more easily discern individual strands of paint and is very pleasing to the eye.

  • Alexandra Wilson
    Feb 2, 2018 20:53

    First Place – This piece is utterly gorgeous and shows a fascinating collection of liquid/sonar wave interactions. It feels like both art and science taken to its fullest potential.

  • Wesley Caruso
    Feb 2, 2018 15:58

    Third place. The colors in the photo are amazing as it was captured while the paint was still not fully blended together. Also, the chaotic nature of the droplets goes well with the music from Beethoven’s 5th symphony.

  • Abigail Rastatter
    Feb 2, 2018 11:07

    First prize. I love the colors and am very impressed by the technical success of capturing this image.

  • 2nd place. The distinct color separation is awesome to observe in this scene

  • Geya Kairamkonda
    Feb 1, 2018 21:17

    Second place. I think this image captures the intersection of music, fluid mechanics, and flow visualization is such an elegant way. The colors are so vibrant, yet they don’t muddle together. The background droplets also add to the aesthetics in a very simple way. The fluid mechanics behind this is also really cool because the flow turns from turbulent (when they are first released) to laminar (when the drops are at their maximum height).

  • Jacob Lanier
    Feb 1, 2018 20:20

    Third Place – The sharp focus and the chaotic shape creates a very fun picture to look at. This is further improved with the various colors mixed in. The black background helps to keep focus on the vibrant colors of the liquid.

  • John Monahan
    Jan 31, 2018 23:16

    Third Place: I really liked this image and almost submitted an image similar to this one. The different colors of paint rising into the air look like pillars, which are very interesting to look at. You can really see how the fluid moves into the air and can imagine what it might look like when these pillars come crashing down.

  • Steven Rothbart
    Jan 31, 2018 22:16

    Second Place. The artist made an excellent choice with both the subject matter and the colors, and because of that it is amazing to look at.

  • Second place – image is very well done because of the choice in high shutter speed and crisp definition of the paint edges, as well as general lighting and composition

  • Lara Buri
    Jan 30, 2018 20:45

    First Place. I really love the color selection of the paints and the water droplets mixed in. I also like how dramatic the motion looks from this point of view.

  • Cody Williams
    Jan 28, 2018 20:40

    Third Place. I chose this particular submission solely on its representation with the various paint colors and the process on which it was created by using a speaker. It is an excellent example of vertical fluid motion and the colors make the image “pop.”


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