The gear I used:
A metal whisk
Some steel wool (the finer the grade the better)
Some magnesium/strontium mix from a boat flare
A piece of string to spin it all on
Shreko spinning a whisk full of burning steel wool with magnesium/strontium painstakingly scraped out of a boat flare.
So this was a failure as the idea was to get the flung spark to turn red. The idea was to use strontium to colour everything a rich red colour but it unfortunately didn’t work. On the plus side the magnesium sparks look really cool and the photo overall turned out pretty nicely.
24mm – ISO 100 – f/11 – 3 seconds
Same as all the other spark photos but this one had magnesium/strontium mix that we scraped out of a boat emergency flare added to the whisk mix. The photo turned out cool but it’s definitely not work the boat flare scraping effort to reproduce it again. I guess that means it’s technically limited edition though!