With this certain type of photography, the location in which the image is taken is key. In this case the image was taken at Buskett after it had rained to ensure that nothing caught on fire.
The steel wool was burned under a small tunnel which normally has a small stream of water passing through it. The effect that the steel wool gave as it bounced back off the walls was amazing and lit up the image. Since I was pretty close the the burning wool some of the fragments were coming towards me which gave a sense of 3D to the image.
Technical Image details:
- Camera: 500D
- Lens: 18-270mm Tamron at 20mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 15seconds