Corey Murphey – Get Wet

Corey Murphey – Get Wet

2023 Get Wet

A water droplet bounces off of the surface of a liquid pool and the impact generates a jet and radiating ripples. The jet is also called a Worthington jet. Jets refer to the ligament of fluid that extends normal to the water surface. This image also captures the beginning of jet “pinch-off,” where the upper portion of the Worthington jet bifurcates from the lower portion of the jet to form another droplet.

This image was shot on an Olympus E-M10 Mark II camera with the following settings: Focal length: 42 mm, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/1000, and ISO 500 with 600 lumen flashlight.

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  • Cameron Sprenger
    Dec 14, 2023 12:00

    Every element of this image is perfect. The lighting, the framing, the ripples in the water, and the jet shooting up. I would not be surprised if I saw this on the cover of a book or something in the future.

  • Ciaran Rochling
    Dec 13, 2023 20:45

    Hello Corey,
    Amazing Image! For a people choice I would rank this very highly. I could see it being printed out displayed somewhere around the EC or ITLL! The black and white color pallet does wonders to bring out the mood of the piece. Great job selecting your camera settings to freeze the water droplet! good work!

  • Jonathon Gruener
    Dec 13, 2023 13:46

    I think this is a beautiful photo. Great job capturing something small with so much detail.

  • Sierra Greeley
    Nov 27, 2023 21:00

    I liked that you played into the monochrome effect by making the image black and white. It really brings the image to life. I also like how focused this image is, the details really stand out.

  • Austin Sommars
    Sep 25, 2023 23:01

    I love seeing the behind-the-scenes of this image! Super cool display of the classic water drop ripples.

  • Michael Becerra
    Sep 20, 2023 18:30

    Hi Corey,
    I really liked the photo you took and thought the quality of it was amazing especially considering the timing you probably needed in order to capture this phenomenon. The lighting you had in the image was good as it really highlights the water droplet in the air and how it’s just about to pinch off from the stream. I also think the additional waves you captured along with the black and white filter really adds to the overall effect.


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