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Red Heart by Kendelle Noel Fagan

2nd Place - Contrived Category

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School: Millennium High School

Teacher: David Wirth

This photo was contrived by placing a dew droplet at the tip of a wooden pencil against an image of a red heart. The image represents a concept in physics called refraction. It is the bending of light that passes from one substance to another; the bending is caused by the differences in density between two substances. In this photo, the droplet acts as a tiny converging lens in which the heart is reflected in. As the light transfers from air to water it encounters a change in density and a change in the speed and wavelength of the wave. The light wave changes speed and approaches a boundary at an angle creating the refraction of the heart, making the upside down heart in the background appear right side up in the droplet.

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