I chose the photo, ‘Schileren Photo of Teakettle Steam’ by Garry S. Settles, as my selection for this falls ‘Best of Web’. The photographer is a well accredited professor in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. However, this picture was posted to a fine art website: https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/share/12259053&domainId=1
Because this work differs from the professors recent publications, I assumed that this picture was creatively influenced by aesthetic decisions and not research applications. What originally drew me to this work is the Schlieren technique. Schlieren photography visualizes gaseous flows by colorizing varying densities in a given transparent medium. Artistically, I really like the color’s gradient in the lighting, and I enjoy the heavy contrast that happens when the heated air raising off the kettle is being cut by the steam exiting the kettle.