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rkkSurinder
 
rkkSurinder January 16, 2018
Nice.
haleymaxphotography PRO+
 
haleymaxphotography September 13, 2018
Always wanted to do this!

Behind The Lens

Location
My backyard, which is most incredible during the winter months, was the setting for trying something new. The Milky Way was usually the subject, but not that night.
Time
I had just put the kids into bed, so it must’ve been around 8pm.
Lighting
This was the first time I tried lighting the steel wool on fire. It took me a few times to get the right amount of sparks to fly. Like usual, trail and error becomes my teacher.
Equipment
Nikon D7200, Tamron 15-30 wide. I was shooting alone, so I set my camera to shoot on a timer, every 20 seconds. I listened for the ‘click’ and lit the wool. I counted out my 20 seconds for the shutter time, and ran back to see what I came up with. It was very much shooting from the hip, but even that can hit the target from time to time.
Inspiration
I saw a few people playing around with steel wool on YouTube, and I immediately thought, “I think I can do that!”
Editing
As always, Lightroom allowed me to touch it up a bit, but other than a slight purple hue, it’s pretty much as I shot it.
In my camera bag
An ever changing array of Nikon glass with a couple D7200s consume the space in my bag. I like to keep a Garmin VIRB action camera for those moments I feel like doing something crazy and want to show my friends the proof.
Feedback
Make sure your lanyard isn’t flammable. Those images are kept away for only my viewing... pleasure.

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