Wax On Wax Off by Austin Sommars

Wax On Wax Off by Austin Sommars

2023 Get Wet

This image was inspired by my infatuation with driving in the rain with a freshly cleaned car, and not having to use my wipers. The Hydrophobic coating provides less surface tension effects on the glass, allowing it to repel the high surface tension fluid such as water. Pictured here is the back glass of my car, which I had treated only half with TurtleWax ICE Spray Wax. When we applied running water over the glass we were able to capture the effects. The untreated side (left) has a “blanket-like” appearance, not allowing any reflections and gripping the glass all the way down to the end. The treated side (right) repels the water and creates “tadpoles” or beads of water running off of the surface.

Photo Taken by: Austin Sommars
Camera: Sony A7R
Lens: 16-35mm

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  • Ciaran Rochling
    Dec 15, 2023 10:20

    Hey Austin!
    What a cool way to start off the year! I love the reflection in the window! It really adds a lot of color to the image! The thin film layer of water cascading down the left side of the image really creates a beautiful split image! Great job!


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