A few of us RBlers went on a photoshoot to Coalcliff on Sunday morning. I got up at 4:30am. It was awfully early and it was my birthday as well. So after our photoshoot we went for another one.

Jason Ruth knew of an abandoned train tunnel that had graffiti all over it. When we got there one of the guys had some steel wool and lights, so they did some painting with lights whilst we had long exposures on our cameras. With the steel wool they lite it and swirled it around and the sparks flew off. We were like kids in a candy store, it was great fun. So you see I had fireworks for my birthday!!! How great is that.

This is certainly different from my normal photography but it was so much fun.

Location: Coalcliff, NSW, Australia
Camera: Canon 40D EOS
Lens: Sigma 18 – 200mm
Long exposure: 30 secs

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  • yolanda
    yolandaover 1 year ago

    Great shot . . . definitely must do this again :-))

  • Yes, it was a lot of fun …. and we are still having fun!!!

    – Chris Brunton

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Christina

  • HaHa. Thank you Kira, you certainly put a smile on my face with your happy birthday message. Love it.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Looks great Christina. Sounds like fun. I’m not too keen on getting up early on the weekend.

  • I am not keen on the early mornings but they are such great fun and that makes it worth it.

    – Chris Brunton

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 1 year ago

    Well happy belated birthday Christina; getting up at 4:30 am starts to feel a bit painful when you turn 29 doesn’t it (LOL)…… but all worth it isn’t it!!! Great shot. Wish I would could do something like that. Awesome.

  • Thanks Hany …. Especially the turning 29 bit! :))))) You are my very best friend now!!! LOL. It was so much fun and we would probably be there still but we ran out of steel wool and the spinners arm dropped off.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellover 1 year ago

    Very cool , great work Christina

  • Thanks Maxwell, we had so much fun.

    – Chris Brunton

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    And why not :-)

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • :))))))

    – Chris Brunton

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    awesome capture so well done love the urban art.

  • It was pretty cool to do. Thank goodness for young ones who lead the way and showed us how. We would have still be there ’cos we were having so much fun but we ran out of steel wool.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyover 1 year ago

    A Happy Birthday spinning light show just for you, Christina!!! Lucky you!!

  • I was spoilt … And I had such fun. We were like kids in a candy store and I am sure we would be there even now if we hadn’t run out of the steel wool.

    – Chris Brunton

  • BigD
    BigDover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for featuring my image. We had so much fun that day.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 1 year ago

  • Thanks again Sharon for featuring my image. We had heaps of fun there and would still be there if we hadn’t run out of steel wool. LOL.

    – Chris Brunton

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