Updated 30/11/2007 @ 17:55
Location: Shiremoor, Northumberland, England
Date: 01/03/2005 @ 18:56
Light Conditions: Bright/Sunrise
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix A405
Focal Length: 16 mm
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec.
Post-work: Crop / Noise removal / Colour balance
Related items: Niflheimr
Muspelheim ("Flameland") is the realm of fire in Norse Mythology. It is home to the fire giants, and their master, Surtr. It is fire; and the land to the north, Niflheim, is ice. The two mixed and created water from the melting ice in Ginnungagap. Norse people used to swear, "By the fires of Muspelheim."
The image is from early 2005, and was taken in the street outside of my house. It's of leaves around the glow of a street-light, but it looks a little like sparks or fire. It was achieved by maxing out the exposure time on the crappy little camera I use and trying to stand as still as possible.