Steel wool fireworks have always been a fascination of mine. While maybe not the safest activity (don't try this at home kids), the results of these unlikely ingredients: a wire hanger, 9-volt battery, and steel wool, of are none short of amazing. Parker Lewis of Mequon, WI captured them in action this week's winning photograph.
"I have an intense love and fascination for the outdoors; and most of my photography reflects this interest. I utilized the help of a friend on a calm night after a snowstorm to create this image. Having seen steel wool used in other photographers' long exposure photography, I decided to create the spark-trail effect behind a tree to illuminate the blanket of snow that covered everything. When our shooting was done I was left with some cold hands and a number of photos of which I was very pleased with the resulting color and definition." -Parker