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Jan 27, 2011 14:10 |  #1

I've been playing with this for a while basicaly seting fire to some wire wool and and spinning it round on a piece of wire rope.
Has anyone else given it a go and if so any shots? Here's a few of mine.

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Jan 27, 2011 18:33 |  #2

awesome, i really like the ones in the tunnels


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Jan 27, 2011 23:16 |  #3

Wow. Neat idea. Good work!


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Feb 03, 2011 06:51 |  #4

This is the only one that really doesn't work for me since you (I assume) are visible in the shot.


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Feb 03, 2011 11:53 |  #5

lazer-jock wrote in post #11768419external link
This is the only one that really doesn't work for me since you (I assume) are visible in the shot.

funny, I rather like that one... it has potential as a sci-fi, stepping through the portal, kind of scene. I also like the rocks in the foreground. are they lit with ambient only?


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Feb 03, 2011 12:07 |  #6

nes_matt wrote in post #11769910external link
funny, I rather like that one... it has potential as a sci-fi, stepping through the portal, kind of scene. I also like the rocks in the foreground. are they lit with ambient only?

Yes the rocks are lite with ambient light from street lights above the arches.
Thanks for all the comments guys, because of the way it's done you can't avoid the person spinning getting in shot due to being lit up by the wire wool. Is anyone else going to give this ago then?


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Feb 03, 2011 12:17 |  #7

What do you do just lite the wool on fire?


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Feb 03, 2011 12:20 |  #8

Nice tunnel shots!


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Feb 03, 2011 12:27 |  #9

Ronin Silv wrote in post #11769994external link
Thanks for all the comments guys, because of the way it's done you can't avoid the person spinning getting in shot due to being lit up by the wire wool.

You might consider clothing that blends better into the background and maybe a little body movement to blur your edges (but I realize that it might be hard to keep the circle centered if you move too much).


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Feb 03, 2011 12:29 |  #10

7D_Sniper wrote in post #11770040external link
What do you do just lite the wool on fire?

Yes spark up my zippo and hold it over the flame, once it's alight start spinning as once it goes it goes.


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Feb 03, 2011 12:31 |  #11

7D_Sniper wrote in post #11770040external link
What do you do just lite the wool on fire?

It actually burns pretty well. I know a person that nearly caused a major fire at his child's school with burning steel wool while doing a chemistry demonstration for the class.

(HINT: If you soak it in liquid oxygen first, it GREATLY accelerates the combustion. :D )


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Feb 03, 2011 12:55 |  #12

lazer-jock wrote in post #11770121external link
It actually burns pretty well. I know a person that nearly caused a major fire at his child's school with burning steel wool while doing a chemistry demonstration for the class.

(HINT: If you soak it in liquid oxygen first, it GREATLY accelerates the combustion. :D )

Awesome I got some liquid oxygen in the fridge :D Thanks for the tips


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Feb 03, 2011 13:02 |  #13

7D_Sniper wrote in post #11770271external link
Awesome I got some liquid oxygen in the fridge :D Thanks for the tips

It is actually not that hard to make. Just run oxygen through metal tubing immersed in liquid nitrogen. The regular oxygen and liquid nitrogen should be available through a local welding supplier (and probably even the metal tubing too). If you have enough of the tubing immersed, the oxygen should come out liquid on the other side.

Liquid oxygen and a really strong magnet are a demo used in showing why molecular orbital theory is needed to better describe chemical bonding than the more standard idea of electron sharing. However, I am getting off topic... ;)


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Feb 04, 2011 16:30 |  #14

Wow, that's really neat.
Good idea!


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Feb 05, 2011 06:30 |  #15

Like the ones against the twilight sky.
Are you getting showered with sparks?


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