Izzy Young – Fall 2023 Get Wet

Izzy Young – Fall 2023 Get Wet

2023 Get Wet

This image displays bubbles, or globules of gas, created from mixing Dawn dish soap and warm water together in a cup. The globules combine and cover the entire top surface of the cup, creating a foam of soap bubbles. Surface tension holds the bubbles and prevents them from popping. The thin layer of soap liquid encases air while surface tension minimizes surface area, creating a sphere. Additionally, there is a pressure difference between the inside and outside of the globule of air; the inside has a higher pressure than along the spherical curve of liquid. The Marangoni effect can describe the films of soap being created and the bubbles rising to the top of the cup. According to the Marangoni effect, fluid flows from areas of low surface tension to high surface tension, demonstrated by these bubbles.

Marangoni Effect Source: The Marangoni Effect: A Fluid Phenom

The camera used was an iPhone 14 Pro with the 48mm lens. ISO 160, F-Stop f/2.2, Exposure 1/67

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  • Jonathon Gruener
    Dec 13, 2023 13:48

    This is a beautiful image. I can’t believe that it was taken on a phone. This is something I would expect from a super expensive camera.

  • Sam Lippincott
    Dec 7, 2023 15:36

    This is truly art. It could be bubbles or it could be a cell structure. Incredibly well photographed and edited.

  • Sierra Greeley
    Nov 27, 2023 21:06

    Hello Izzy,
    The way you edited to enhance your image is really intriguing. I think it really helps with the focus of the bubbles. I also like that you can see rainbows within the bubbles. The contrast on this image is really good, the shadows balance out the highlights nicely.

  • Haotian Chen
    Sep 21, 2023 02:46

    Great photographic skills, a detailed explanation of the principles, and a little bit of luck (iridescence on the left) – all of them make for a perfect work of art! Using a smartphone to capture this photo was challenging, but you finally proved that smartphones are also able to capture some wonderful phenomena in our lives!

  • Michael Becerra
    Sep 20, 2023 15:08

    Hi Izzy,
    I really liked the photo you took as the quality is phenomenal and I would’ve never guessed that it was taken with an iPhone camera. I also like how your image gives off this microscopic effect as if it were taken by looking into a microscope and thought it was super cool. The lighting is also super solid and further enhances the fluid phenomena you captured.

  • Monica Luebke
    Sep 20, 2023 13:10

    I was shocked when you said this photo was captured via iPhone; nice clarity. I think the image is neat how it displays the varying levels of the bubbles; it provides a sense of depth to the image instead of a 2D shot. I think your lighting choices with the external source of light provided great coloring to the photo.

  • Corey Murphey
    Sep 20, 2023 12:33

    I think this is a really remarkable image, especially considering it was shot on an iPhone. I love the coloring and that you can see multiple layers of bubbles. The iridescence you captured on the left side of the image is also cool. I really liked your lighting and editing choices too.


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