' by Ian71
ePHOTOzine member Ian71
has been crowned this week's Photo of the Week (POTW) winner.
The POTW is picked by ePHOTOzine's founder and Editorial Director, Peter Bargh, once a week and here's why he thought Ian71
's photo, 'Excavating Mars', was a worthy winner:
"We've seen many wire wool photos uploaded to ePHOTOzine. No doubt some members are fed up of seeing those similar shots where the main part of the subject is the spinning flame of burning wool, usually caged in an egg whisk as it's sent spinning on string. The circle created with the cascade of sparks is usually ok, but the surround is often just a void of darkness and the only point of interest is the center silhouetted person doing the spinning.
When you've seen one you've seen them all. Well that's not the case here. By spinning the wool under an overhanging rock the light from the wool and sparks has not only illuminated the rock face, but also the ground on the rocky coast of Seaham. All the large rocks in the foreground are back-lit with the flame's golden glow and their texture is revealed beautifully. The result is the creation of a surreal landscape that leads to the photographer's apt title "excavating mars". This is one of my favorite wire wool shots."
POTW winners now receive a £100 (Plus £15 p&p) voucher from Albelli
- the Photo Book experts. Take a look at the Photo of the Week Gallery
where all shots that have received the award are displayed.