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Randitola
06-06-2015, 11:43 AM
The Sun has been quiet as of late and going into a little bit of Aurora withdrawl, I HAD to do something.....
1. First attempt at spinning wool....
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/332/18337399960_e36a7671e0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tWpY9h)Ring of Fire (https://flic.kr/p/tWpY9h) by Randy Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

2. Ever had a bad hair day?
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8848/18338801129_f4f76287a7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tWx9En)Bad Hair Day (https://flic.kr/p/tWx9En) by Randy Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

3. Put on a Sombrero
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8869/18337341890_36febe7b43_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tWpET5)Sombrero (https://flic.kr/p/tWpET5) by Randy Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

4. Spinning Vortex of Hotness!
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/257/17902272714_de52261992_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tgXPYo)Vortex of Hotness (https://flic.kr/p/tgXPYo) by Randy Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77916250@N06/), on Flickr

Marko
06-06-2015, 01:26 PM
Nice play Randitola - it's something I always wanted to try but haven't yet.
Shot 1 for me

Runmonty
06-06-2015, 08:48 PM
The effects are great here. In addition to the flying sparks etc (which are always cool), the ground you are sanding on is superb for providing some texture and reflections. That aspect sets these apart from others I have seen in this style.

Barefoot
06-08-2015, 09:48 PM
...sets these apart from others I have seen in this style.

Yep. What he said.

Randitola
06-09-2015, 12:10 AM
Thanks Gang! Had a LOT of fun doing this for the first time.

theantiquetiger
06-09-2015, 12:13 AM
Do you soak the steel wool in anything or does it burn that easily?

#1 for me BTW, great shot!!!

Randitola
06-09-2015, 12:22 AM
Burns very easily. You can actually light it with a 9V battery (have this in my camping gear) Once it is smoldering and you start spinning it around the light show begins!

Barefoot
06-09-2015, 09:20 PM
I've always wanted to try some in bicycle spokes at speed. That would be cool, but I expect there'd be a price to pay for a stunt like that.

Randitola
06-09-2015, 10:27 PM
I've always wanted to try some in bicycle spokes at speed. That would be cool, but I expect there'd be a price to pay for a stunt like that.

Would be super fun for the observer(s)....super cool idea (or warm if your the rider)

asnow
06-22-2015, 08:55 PM
Fun play. Looks like it could be dangerous if you didn't know what you were doing.

Randitola
06-24-2015, 01:55 PM
Fun play. Looks like it could be dangerous if you didn't know what you were doing.

Yes it could very well be dangerous. I should add that I was very diligent in my PPE - flame resistant hat, jacket, gloves, Safety goggles and fire extiguisher....and a touch of common sense (not doing this in the middle of a dry forest for instance ;)

Jim Scrimger
06-24-2015, 03:27 PM
An excellent eye catching series, beautifully executed.

Iguanasan
06-24-2015, 09:02 PM
Way cool play! Love 'em. My favourite is also number 1. I've thought of trying something like this myself but never seem to get around to it.