Today’s post takes us back to the steel wool spinning event this past weekend, but with a little twist. One of the cool things about photographing spinning steel wool is to try to find a little different way of making the image. One common approach is to zoom in and out with a zoom lens while shooting, and this image, titled Maelstrom, is sort of a take on that.
Instead of zooming in and out, I used my 35mm prime lens and changed the focus through the entire exposure to give parts that are sharp and some that are clearly out of focus. IMO the result really looks like there is a ton more fire in the scene than there actually was.