Team Third | Corey Murphey

Team Third | Corey Murphey

As an elastic band vibrates, a sessile fluid (sugar-free blue Powerade) on top of that band ejects upward forming a crown of fluid jets. These jets eventually impinge and form droplets.

Camera information: Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with the kit lens at 42mm, an f number of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/10,000, and 1600 ISO using the Shutter priority program. The fluid (Blue Powerade Zero) was dispensed on top of a black elastic exercise band extended between two legs of a chair. This photo was taken outside in direct sunlight. I augmented the lighting with a shop halogen lamp directed toward the band from the opposite side of the sun.

Fluid Crowning
Final Edited Image. The thumbnail image is a cropped version that I feel shows up better on WordPress.
Photography setup for this image


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  • Jonathon Gruener
    Dec 13, 2023 14:08

    This is an awesome image. I appreciate the distance you went to take this image and all of the setup that you included.

  • Austin Sommars
    Dec 9, 2023 00:01

    I really enjoyed reading the science behind this image, you did a great job!

  • Rachel Marbaker
    Dec 7, 2023 09:36

    Love the drama of this image! The crown shape of the water splash is reminiscent of the splash around the droplet and the focus and editing is skillful

  • Sarah Hartin
    Dec 4, 2023 11:22

    This is such a great image! I love the greyscale coloring of the image, I think it really makes the flow stand out.

  • Haotian Chen
    Dec 3, 2023 19:32

    Capturing that instantaneous liquid crown is very cool. I really like the black and white tones and the clear, sharp image. Also, the photography setup is very creative!

  • Ari Matrajt Frid
    Dec 1, 2023 18:06

    I like how the image looks but I really appreciate how you explained the setup required to capture the image. I also like that it is in black and white, it looks super professional

  • Tandralee Chetia
    Nov 29, 2023 18:45

    I really like the way the water splash is angled. The black-and-white filter further enhances the image. Great work!


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