This shot was created with a Zippo lighter attached to an unwound wire coat hanger. I spun it around the rock while standing on a ladder.


  • Daniela Weil
    Daniela Weilabout 7 years ago

    Love the effect you created, great photo!

  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonabout 7 years ago

    You have created a very interesting image here Andy… well done!!!

  • Angela McConnell
    Angela McConnellabout 7 years ago

    that is really creative – great idea and execution!

  • Andy Heatwole
    Andy Heatwoleabout 7 years ago

    Thanks for the comments. I was inspired by the work of Stu Jenks ( I thought it would be fairly simple but it’s surprisingly difficult to get a uniform spiral.

  • Jennifer Vickers
    Jennifer Vickersabout 7 years ago

    Very creative idea and shot.

  • Nikki Trexel
    Nikki Trexelalmost 7 years ago

    wow, that is so creative. congrats on some great ideas & effects!

  • sayeeth
    sayeethover 6 years ago

    wow! this is truly a work of art!

  • ideasinmotion
    ideasinmotionover 6 years ago

    are you from texas? your work excites me.

    thank you very much!


  • Andy Heatwole
    Andy Heatwoleover 6 years ago

    Thanks again, everyone. Yes, I’m in Texas.

  • Cheryl Hall
    Cheryl Hallover 6 years ago

    Very clever effect, turned out well. You should add this pic to the “all flames of light” group.


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