I wanted to share a quick post demonstrating how lighting and effects can completely transform a scene depending on how they are used. Here I pay homage to the amazing National Gas Turbine Establishment which is sadly now undergoing demolition after decades as the UK’s foremost industrial urbex playground.
In the first shot I employ a friend to use a tried and tested light-painting technique whereby wire wool is ignited and spun quickly causing sparks to escape and paint the trail on the image. The second shot was captured as a fellow explorer-photographer crawled out of the inner-workings of this test cell, lighting his path with his torch.
In their own way, each picture creates an almost science-fiction feel thanks to these touches. The location is amazing to begin with but there is always room for improvement and invention.