Team Second – Bradley Schumacher

Team Second – Bradley Schumacher

This image depicts a 2D cross section of turbulent flow created by shining a laser into a cylinder to create a vertical plane. A fog machine was then used to blow thick fog into the plane near the point the light hit a solid background, which can be seen on the left side of the image. It can be seen from the distribution of the fog that the flow originates near where the laser hits the wall and flows to the right side of the image, spreading and dissipating as its flows right. This image shows a fascinating depiction of turbulence, displaying lots of vortices and chaotic behavior. The laser highlights the density of the fog as the brighter regions are created by more light reflecting off fog particles. The setup is show below.

Credits: Michael Becerra (setup), Qisheng Lei (setup)

Photo Camera Settings:
Cannon EOS 1500D (T7 Rebel)
F 4.5
1/50 Shutter

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  • Riley Menke
    Dec 7, 2023 21:38

    I like how this feels like the frame is being taken over by the flow. I think with slightly more edits you could’ve made the contrast really pop.

  • Sierra Greeley
    Nov 28, 2023 20:45

    Hello Bradley,
    I like how the bright green line is very dominant in the image. It really draws in your focus which can then drift to the right of the image. I think the image could benefit from a bit more highlights and cropping out some of the black to even out the contrast. Overall really cool image.

  • Abhishek Raut
    Nov 6, 2023 19:04

    Hi Bradley
    I really liked the overall composition of the image, with the deep black background and the sharp lines of the turbulent flow of the fog.
    The visualization is also interesting, in the way it shows the concentric circles and flow lines.
    Great work!

  • Corey Murphey
    Nov 6, 2023 14:36

    I like the vortices you can see in this image — especially the ones toward the right of the image!


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