Team Second – Avery Fails

Team Second – Avery Fails

This photo was taken to visualize rheoscopic fluid by way of glitter particles in a mixed alcoholic drink. The base drink is made of rose and blue curacao with red glitter as the base. A slurry of concentrated green glitter in water was poured into the vat of an unholy cocktail. The glitter has such a large particle size that it looks grainy, but that is actually each glitter particle. A large particle size caused quite a bit of internal friction, so the fluid motion was easy to capture as it was fairly slow. This photo was taken on a Canon EOS Rebel with the following settings: 44mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 6400, EXP 0. This photo was only cropped and rotated about 10 degrees to eliminate the container in view.

Here is a swirl in the same vat in another run of the same experiment:

Here is the same type of experiment (with same cocktail base) but as a spooky, fall theme:

Contributors: Sarah Hartin and Monica Luebke

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  • Ari Matrajt Frid
    Dec 1, 2023 12:17

    I like the texture you were able to capture, it feels ethereal in a way.

  • Greg Kornguth
    Nov 3, 2023 12:35

    I really like how the difference in colors highlights the vortices in the fluid.


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