Light up the Night

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  1. Destin

    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My friend Ryan and I do a bunch of steel wool spinning photos every summer. Last night the weather was warm enough to do our first few of 2018. Here are my two favorites that I wanted to share!

    Yes, I know train tracks are dangerous. We were on them for less than a minute and we were carefully watching each others backs in a dead silent rural section of track. I'm not here to debate safe practices.

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    [​IMG]I walk the Line by Destin Danser, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]AdventureMobile by Destin Danser, on Flickr


     
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    You need to stick another image in the circle ... you know, for that Dr. Strange feel.
     
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    Really like the first one. Sorta has a "time traveler" feel to it.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Me too! The first shot is a very fun one.
     
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    Sweet but that looks real dangerous.
     
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    Ok, how did you do that with the steel wool?
     
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    You put it in a kitchen whisk (or any steel cage), then tie a short rope to it. Like the steel wool on fire. Start spinning it. Open the shutter. Keep spinning. Close the shutter. Stop spinning.

    Done. When steel wool burns it creates a shower of sparks.

    It’s important to do it in the order I listed for a clean circle that doesn’t show the start or end of the spin when the circle isn’t round.

    I usually shoot these around iso 200, f/4, and 5-10 second shutter speeds.
     
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    If we hadn't seen the first one, the second would look way cool! ;)

    Image 1 is just CRAZY interesting.
     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks! It’s one of the few non landscape images that I’m going to print on metal and hang up!
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Very cool.

    I've been meaning to try this and the shower behind the car has given me an idea.
     
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    Do it! Can’t wait to see the results.

    Make it part of your 500 project as a bonus :p

    Side note; I love using other photographers as inspiration for new ideas. It’s one of the main reasons I use Instagram and 500px so much.
     

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