Sparks 1 by bluefirebucket

Sparks 1

Sparks....no not that weird band from the 70's but real sparks and another 'must have' ticked off.
I really enjoyed this!
Required accessories -
Wire wool £3.48
Food whisk £1.25
22 year old son £ - I dread to think

Anyway, probably the best fun you can have for under a fiver (provided said, very expensive, son gets returned with two of everything he should have of course) and dead simple to do too. Have a go, it's ace :)

FIVE.....
Nicely done!
January 24th, 2013  
Fab! Enjoyed your notes, too!
January 24th, 2013  
Love these! Thanks for the tip on the how to!! :)
January 24th, 2013  
Awesome!!! I love steel wool!!
January 24th, 2013  
Jo
Wow - thats amazing!!!
January 24th, 2013  
I always wanted to try this. I've seen some amazing pictures. Very nicely done!!
January 24th, 2013  
Mick this is awesome!
I am sooooooooooooo jealous!
I've had wire wool in box for ages and never had the guts to go do it. Always figured we'd get arrested. :)
January 24th, 2013  
Wow!
January 24th, 2013  
@humphreyhippo YOU probably would!
Thanks for the fav, you are too kind :)
January 24th, 2013  
Lee
Brilliant Mick. The colour of the water is great.
January 24th, 2013  
@gamelee water?
January 24th, 2013  
fab, we were looking at this today on a how to website. Looks great, did you find it easy to do?
January 24th, 2013  
Lee
@bluefirebucket Ah. looks to me like he's standing at the edge of water.
January 24th, 2013  
@gamelee haha, no, snow covered car park at Entwhistle rezzer.
January 24th, 2013  
@mrsb1980 Thanks for the follow Rebecca :)
Not difficult at all, I got Patrick to shine a torch towards me and manually focused on that, set the camera to Manual, f8, iso 200 and then tried different shutter speeds from 5 secs through to 15 secs. The longer exposures were a bit bright, 8 secs seemed about right. I was in a place with no street lighting but the moonlight was very bright. You just need to have a bit of a play really, one pack of wool got me about a dozen shots I think.
January 24th, 2013  
@bluefirebucket great thank you Mick, :)
January 24th, 2013  
Like this one better. Like the different lines and angles you have going here. Hope no one got hurt
January 24th, 2013  
@losthorizon cheers Beau, I got Patrick to slowly spin round to create a sphere of light, first time he tried the burning whisk went where it hadn't ought to have went! He was game enough to persevere though and we got a couple of decent sphere shots in the end :)
January 24th, 2013  
Excellent, I've Fav'ed, of course!
January 24th, 2013  
Awesome! This looks great.
January 25th, 2013  
Fav - I love it
January 25th, 2013  
Nice one and congrats on the PP!
January 25th, 2013  
great shot :) Good son :)
January 25th, 2013  
Superb sparks!!!! fabulous trails!!!!
January 25th, 2013  
love it. I need to invest in a 20 year old son soon!
January 25th, 2013  
Super! So want to try this. Maybe some day when I grow up photography wise ;)
January 25th, 2013  
@helixconcepts thanks Laura but growing up? Why on earth would you want to do that? :) and anyway this is childishly easy and a proper giggle!
January 25th, 2013  
@humphreyhippo thanks for making this your fav of the week H, you spoil me :)
January 25th, 2013  
I don't think this is at all easy! I still haven't worked out where the steel wool comes into it! fav for brilliant photo!
January 26th, 2013  
Woooah that is pretty awesome!
January 26th, 2013  
@subi06 thanks for the fav Sue :) really appreciate it.
January 26th, 2013  
@maggiemae thanks Maggiemae...it's the steel wool which is burning inside the balloon of the food whisk which is being swung round.
January 26th, 2013  
@tammeray thank you Tammeray, good son indeed, the youngest of three.
January 26th, 2013  
@brav thanks Richard, just to set your mind at ease son wise, it does get a lot easier after the first 31 years ;)
January 26th, 2013  
"This town aint big enough for the both of us!" cracking shot Mick.
January 28th, 2013  
@seanoneill That, Mr. O'Neill, is so very unfair....I've got that bloody awful song whizzing round my head now, just before I go to bed....you can go off folk y'know!
January 28th, 2013  
great effect, I've done light painting with torches and sparklers but haven't tried this yet, must put it on my bucket list.
January 30th, 2013  
Fabulous! What are the numbers about?
May 24th, 2013  
@lorrainerb
Numbers as in "Sparks 1" ?
Just my OCD cataloging system :)
May 24th, 2013  
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