Bridge Spin I

Spinning Fire:  One of my favourite things to do photographically is Light Painting.  Light painting can be done with anything from a lighter, flashlights, coloured led lights, fireworks, lasers,  and my favourite..Molten Metal.  This shot was created by doing a long exposure while I spun steel wool (packed into a whisk and ignited by a 9 volt battery).  My good friend Carlos donned his fire retardant gear and an anonymous mask and braved the shower of sparks.  At the same time some friends were lighting him up with flashlights to give a nice even exposure.  The result was this dramatic shot! Check out more images like this in my Night Photography gallery! :)