Sparks are flying

Okay, when inspiration show its face, talk to it.

So there I was grinding down some sharp ends of a cage I was building that was to hold a diffuser and it happened. As I was grinding down the spurs I look beyond the grinding wheel  and noticed that the sparks were flying all over the place. As I watched the sparks bounced off of the table I had to stop and run upstairs and get the camera. This was something that I just had to get captured. I shot for a good 40 minutes and had to stop. Not because I was done. No, no, not by a long shot. It was just that I ran out of things to grind. This is going to require a trip to the scrap yard this weekend I think. As the collection grows I will post more of them. If you look close up at the end of some of the trail some of the sparks look as though they are exploding in midair. Enjoy.

Hot Metal

Hot Metal ©Ray Mabry

Camera specs: Canon 1-Ds Mark II with Canons EF 24 – 70mm F2.8 lens @ 51mm, 1/3 sec at f / 4.0, ISO 100


One Response to Sparks are flying

  1. Laura B. December 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    THIS is COOL. Not only is it cool that there is a solid mass of sparks, it is also cool that every color in this photo compliment each other. The sparks cut into the solid beige on top and the speckled brown on the bottom an it just GOES. Very very very cool.

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