Steel Wool Photography

This weekend I went to Kentucky to visit my family. My nephew, Taylor, and I went out one night and played with fire, literally. Do you know what steel wool looks like when you stuff it into a whisk, attach it to a metal chain, and light it on fire? I do now. It looks awesome!!!! 

ISO 1600, 28 mm, 15 second, 8   

ISO 1600, 28 mm, 15 second, 8

 

I didn't have my tripod so this was me and a 20 second shutter speed trying to hold a camera steady on a bar stool. Next time I will pack accordingly. This was so much fun! I had forgotten to bump up my ISO on this shot but remembered later. I will definitely be trying this again so hopefully they will turn out even better next time. 

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I would like to note that it had been raining most of the day and therefore everything was very well saturated. If you try this, be cautious of your surroundings to prevent a fire. 

Using Photoshop Lightroom, I adjusted the tint and white balance on all these images. There are many thing you can do to bring out different colors in the light and background. 

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