Team Third 2023 – Ben Clairday

Team Third 2023 – Ben Clairday

This picture captures a wall made from a water drop hitting the sidewalk. The shape with ridges to the lower lift is the shadow cast from the wall.

The image was taken with a Canon EOS 40D. The following settings were used:

ISO: 800; 41 mm lens; f/4; Shutter speed: 1/8000s

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  • Riley Menke
    Dec 7, 2023 20:25

    LOVE the color in this photo. The shadow in the splash is really something special. I think its is almost more interesting the splash itself. The amount of particles in the picture really adds to the motion and texture that comes across the screen. Great work!

  • Sam Lippincott
    Dec 7, 2023 14:56

    The editing here I think makes the image shine. I never thought looking at water splashing ond concrete would look so interesting. The color channel shift is an interesting choice that I think actually helps the appeal of the image. Nicely done!

  • Rachel Marbaker
    Dec 7, 2023 10:17

    This shadow! Wow – I love the the way the water splash refracts the light, creating light and dark striations on the sidewalk surface

  • Ari Matrajt Frid
    Dec 1, 2023 18:01

    I like that you decided to change the color of the sidewalk, it adds a lot to the image and makes it more aesthetically pleasing. I think it also helps the flow be more clear, so great job!

  • Abhishek Raut
    Dec 1, 2023 13:08

    Hi Ben
    The use of green color was a great choice, both artistically as well as to bring out the contrast and clarity of the image. I really liked the crisp shadow of the splash.
    Nice work!

  • Sierra Greeley
    Nov 28, 2023 21:00

    Hello Ben,
    After reading your little blurb about the image I think it is so appealing that this is a sidewalk. Did you edit the sidewalk green or was it already that color? The green background to the water drop really drew me in because it is not a natural color.

    • Hi Sierra,

      Thanks for your comment! I edited the color of the sidewalk on Darktable to try to draw out the water splashing upwards.


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