Team Second – Riley Menke

This picture of dyed honey in a petri dish was taken using a Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera while the dish was over top a light plate.

To get this image, honey was poured into the dish and given time to flatten before blue food dye was added. After the blue was sufficiently diffused, more honey was coiled on top, leaving those lines of concentrated blue dye that you can see in the image. Then red dye was layered in, and the picture was taken as it expanded over the patterns of coils.

This picture was taken with the help of Tandralee Chetia and Rachel Marbaker.

Team Second – Riley Menke

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  • Ciaran Rochling
    Dec 15, 2023 11:30

    Hey Riley!
    Wow! This is just phenomenal! The texture in this image is amazing. The color selection pops and really comes right at you. Strong work!

  • Ben Clairday
    Dec 15, 2023 10:21

    Nice shot! A picture that definitely pops out of the screen.

  • Cameron Sprenger
    Dec 14, 2023 11:27

    I had to comment on this post because out of all the other images in this gallery, this one is by far the most eye catching one. Your choice of colors is perfect and the red really pops out of the image. The way that the dyed is slightly opaque and flows into the honey is so cool to look at.

  • Jonathon Gruener
    Dec 13, 2023 14:00

    This is a stunning photo. It looks so otherworldly. I would have absolutely no idea that this was mostly honey and food coloring

  • Sam Lippincott
    Dec 7, 2023 15:52

    This is one of my favorite pieces from the entire class. The vibrance of the colors, the focus of the image, all while displaying flow mechanics…incredibly well done.

  • Ari Matrajt Frid
    Dec 1, 2023 12:13

    I love how saturated the colors are and the way the red and blue contrast so much, creating a very vibrant image.

  • Monica Luebke
    Nov 12, 2023 07:51

    I love the coloring of this image, so bright and vibrant. Did you light this plate from underneath or is the light coming from an overhead external source?

  • Austin Sommars
    Nov 10, 2023 22:00

    I agree with Stella, at first glance, this resembled a glass rose! Super cool image with very vibrant colors!

  • Stella Meillon
    Nov 8, 2023 08:37

    I really loved your image; reminds me of a rose! Super cool

  • Jessica Holmes
    Nov 6, 2023 13:04

    Hey Riley! I’m loving the contrast of colors you have in this photo. I love how the blue dye seemingly pools at the edges of the coils giving a hint at the process it took to make this image.


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