April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015

Sparks Fly

Photograph by Steve Bradburn, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England. Above, stars wheel in the night sky.

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john h.
john h.

A very clever variation on a star trail image. Look at an individual star's line -  It looks like the long exposure captured the trails for a few minutes, then there is a gap where the star trails are only faintly picked up - maybe the bright foreground fire changed the ASA? And then a tiny dot before turning off the camera. I imagine the photographer walking back at that short "dot time".

Claire  Mason
Claire Mason

Love the stars blurred in the background, I haven't successfully achieved it yet! Awesome shot.

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