IV4 || Will Dietz

IV4 || Will Dietz

In this image, ferrofluid (a magnetic fluid) is being dropped from a pipette to a plastic wrapped casserole dish with a magnet below it. The magnet was flat and the North/South was oriented left and right in the image. Assisted by Kelsie Kerr, Maridith Stading, and Ryan Wells.

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  • Max Patwardhan
    Dec 13, 2022 12:33

    I like the “tiger striping” on the right side of the image. I think it provides a really cool texture and effect to the overall photo. I think the spikes of ferrofluid were very well captured too.

  • Alessandro Villain
    Dec 12, 2022 23:38

    I love the little spikes of the ferrofluid, it looks like a porcupine! I would love to see some more detail, but I’m just a sucker for macro shots.

  • Robert Cooper
    Dec 12, 2022 13:04

    I like this, looks like a lab test with an alien. The contrast between the white background and black ferrofluid is really cool.

  • Bryce Dickson
    Dec 12, 2022 02:29

    Ferrofluid is the coolest stuff ever. I like the context of the dropper at the top but I wonder if a tighter crop would benefit the piece.

  • Heider Iacometti
    Nov 30, 2022 10:22

    The features in the liquid to the right is something I didn’t expect, I think it’s cool.

  • Lana Pivarnik
    Nov 16, 2022 09:18

    I like that this image has 3 distinct sections: the ferro-spikes, the fingerprint section, and the falling droplets. My eye moves around the image continuously.

  • Cole Smith
    Nov 8, 2022 21:24

    The focus that you’ve achieved in this image is really great and centers my attention on the flow phenomena by blurring the foreground and background without removing any valuable information. I also like how you’ve included the area on the right where the fluid has moved from as it adds interesting texture.

  • Kendall Shepherd
    Nov 7, 2022 12:54

    I really like the floating drops, I think it makes the moment very special and unique. I also think that leaving the pipette in also added some context to the falling drops.

    To answer your question, I think you did a very good job with the retouching.

    To answer your other question, I like the one you chose because of the floating droplets.

  • Ryan Wells
    Nov 7, 2022 12:47

    I really like that you captured drops of ferrofluid in air. It captures the effect of ferrofluid very well and it seems like the cones are reaching out to grab the drops and bring them into the combined ferrofluid mass. Great job.

  • Kelsie Kerr
    Nov 7, 2022 12:45

    The lighting in this image is super awesome. I like how you can really see the peaks in the ferrofluid.


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