Raining Fire – Fun With Steel Wool

Fire On The Beach

Spinning steel wool on Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

More Fire On The Beach

During all of the planning emails for The Great Pacific Northwest Photo Extravaganza the discussion obviously turned to what gear the guys who were travelling would bring.  Since I was driving, I was pretty much wide open as to what I could take, and of course took a ton more stuff than I needed, but I mentioned in the email thread that I would bring my stuff for spinning steel wool.  I was actually a little surprised at the very positive response I got for that.

Our plan was to shoot Cannon Beach / Haystack Rock for sunset and then stick around until well after dark to shoot stars and the Perseid meteor shower, but that leaves a bit of time between those two events when there is still a good deal of light in the sky, but dark enough that you can start to get some nice long exposures.  Throw a beach and a very photogenic rock into the mix and you have the perfect storm for spinning steel wool.

I don’t think I am going too far out on a limb by saying that this was one of the many highlights of an incredible weekend of photography with a great group of guys.

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  1. Jim Nix August 15, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    killer shots Scott, and a great idea to bring that stuff! awesome weekend too!
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  2. Dave Wilson August 15, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    This was definitely a highlight for me, Scott. Thanks for bringing along the gear and introducing me to a new form of dangerous fun :-)
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  3. Rachel Cohen August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Awesome images Scott, and sounds like you guys had a ton of fun! :)
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  4. Jim Denham August 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Damn, that’s cool! Hate I missed out!
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