This image captures the Leidenfrost effect, a phenomenon in which droplets of water can dance around above a hot surface due to the formation of a bubble of super heated steam below them. This odd effect allows the water to stay liquid on a hot surface for longer than it would on a cooler surface.
Get Wet // Max Armstrong
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- Overview 2: Visualization Techniques
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- Overview 4 - Photography A: Composition and Studio Workflow
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I think the image could have been lit up brighter for more visualization of the flow, but overall it looks great.
What surface were these drops hovering over?
Interesting image, I wonder how it would look if you were able to make the bubbles a little larger.
I like how dark the background is and all you see is the rising bubbles.
I’d recommend working on the focus and exposure settings to get a sharper image.
I like the rim of water around the edge. What are your thoughts on lighting from both sides? Impressed how you were able to capture many droplets of water in this single image.
I really appreciate how the droplet looks visible, but there are details that are missing. Definitely recommend better lighting to visualize the image better. Great job!
I never knew about this phenomenon. Seems like you need faster shutter speed if you are looking for those drops that were moving. You might need a Macro and a reflective surface.
I really like the unique scaling of this photograph. It appears to be a photo of something very large from far away, like on an alien planet. Also the golden coloring is incredible.
Very interesting idea to use the Leidenfrost effect to its extent. Would you consider using a tripod to reduce the motion blur?
It’s good that you got to capture the bubbles before they evaporate due to the heat. The light coming from the right is really cool addition.
I think that the lighting is great on this photo in contradiction to someone else’s opinion in class. It helps give the photo a dark vibe.
How far away were you from your burner when capturing the image?
The image looks dark. it reminds me somewhat like a chocolate cake
I like the circular boundary that is shown
I really like the focus on the drops, but I do agree with what you said in class that more light could emphasize the photo! Good photo though!
This image is good, I think if you get modify the shutter speed to capture the droplets better and maybe try to avoid some of the blurs this have a really great potential.
Great job! You captured the effect well with limited setup. The influence of more light at a cross angle should help with the definition of the droplets.
What is the scale of the picture, specifically the ring of water surrounding the edge of the photo? I think you did a good job focusing the camera on the middle of the frame so that the water drops are crisp and clear.
It’s interesting how the droplets appear to be levitating.
Nice phenomenal to capture. Cool background and more lighting is needed.
I definitely agree with how you wanted to garner more light into the image. It will enhance the overall effect of the picture. Otherwise, I think the focus is neat and it is cropped well
Very good job for showing the phenomenon. I like the gold reflection of the lights.
I like that you can see some water boiling off normally on the sides, it highlights to the audience the differences in the boiling.
I really like how the bubbles on the perimeter of the image are not in focus because it makes you focus on the Leidenfrost effect in the middle.
Would it help to use a different surface, such as a cast iron, that can help with the contrast
I think the image is very effective. I like the border around the image it provides a nice frame.
I like that the water droplets are very clear. I wish there was more light. Perhaps lay aluminum foil down on the surface to bounce more light.
This is an interesting phenomenon, and the picture is well done and captures it well. It reminds me of a burger patty for some reason.
Was it difficult to make the water stay in one spot?
What do you think about the amount of droplets you have? If you narrowed it down to one or two droplets could it have been easier to focus?
I really like how on one side its dark and hard to see and then transitions over to a better lit area that is cool for aesthetic.
It seems that the shutter speed might be a little too slow because there is some motion blur, but that may be because of the lack of light you were discussing.
I like the editing of the photo and how the background is darkened to show the contrast between the droplets and the surface
I really like the monochromatic coloring and the cropping of the image. I think this image could look incredibly cool if the aperture was smaller (Above f8) so you can see more of the image.
The color in your image is very bold and make it have a spacey kind of look.