April 4, 2017 Let There Be Sparks!
On a visit to Chattanooga's Komatsu Plant last month, I got a quick grab shot of one of the crew grinding a frame member and sparks flying off. My friend Tom invited me back and promised to find us more sparks to shoot. Did he ever!! We shot a boom being worked on with a combination of gouge welding and grinding, and both produced large showers of sparks. The lighting was tricky, but with digital it's pretty easy to get dialed in with a few test shots. Slow shutter speeds produced the fiery trails.