Burning Steel Wool Looks Amazing Up Close Through a Macro Lens

Using burning steel wool in photography has gotten a lot of bad press as of late, but one thing’s for sure: the stuff looks wild when viewed through a macro lens.

Macro Room did various experiments with setting balls of steel wool on fire, and then pointed super macro lenses at the spreading blaze to show the beautiful details up-close.

It seems that every so often, a photographer playing around with burning steel wool ends up burning down something accidentally and making the news. If you do try your hand at lighting steel wool on fire, take extra precautions to protect yourself, your equipment, and your environment.

(via Macro Room via Sploid)