IV 3 // Isaac Martinez

IV 3 // Isaac Martinez

I rented a Schlieren apparatus from Dr. Herzberg to capture the flow of heat coming off the wick of a lit candle. I used a headlamp with blue tape over the top of the lens to diffuse the light reflected from the mirror slightly. With the highest quality camera I had, I unfortunately could not avoid graininess in the image, but I know this could be fixed with a camera with a larger focal length.

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  • Heider Iacometti
    Dec 7, 2022 14:55

    I normally see a brown looking filter for this effect, instead of the blue filter you applied and I thought that was an interesting unique take.

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  • Tobin Price
    Oct 31, 2022 11:55

    This image is awesome, I cant imagine how difficult the setup must have been. The blue light with the orange flame makes for a very aesthetic color combo, and it really accentuates the flow of the hot air above the candle. Great framing and editing as well!

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  • Lucas Fesmire
    Oct 24, 2022 12:59

    I really like that you used blue tape to give the light a blue tint. I feel the added color makes the image way more interesting. It shows the physics but it is also very beautiful.

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  • Ella Mcquaid
    Oct 24, 2022 12:59

    The whole scene of this image is really nice, I like that we can see some of the wax of the candle and that it looks really warm compared to the blue mirror.

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  • Alex Kelling
    Oct 24, 2022 12:58

    I like the little bit of flame in the Schlieren part, as it shows this is one image and not a blue image transplanted into a dark image. I think this a good ratio of flame to flow. The blue light is a very good color choice, contrasting to the dark background and orange flame.

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  • Nathan Gallagher
    Oct 24, 2022 12:54

    I love the composition of the image, it looks like a small campfire lit at night with a large blue moon in the background. The difference in size is really dramatic and beautiful.

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  • Marina Mccann
    Oct 24, 2022 12:53

    I really like the blue light contrasting the dark smoke coming from the candle. It has a cool mystical affect.

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