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Old Nov 4, 2011, 3:11 AM   #1
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Hi all, I haven't had much interaction on here lately. We spent a few hours late last night out at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane so I figured I'd post a couple:

1. Spinning some burning steel wool behind these steel sculptures beside the river:


2. My first try at actually spinning the burning steel wool:


3. An (imperfect) LED orb down by the river's edge:
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 6:49 AM   #2
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Sharp & crisp photos, amazing camera.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 7:21 AM   #3
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Very nice pictures! The results are looking great. What is the exposure time of the second shot?
Have you been following photo-extremist ? Or maybe some other source?
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 7:42 AM   #4
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geoper2, that was a 60 second shot.

I don't know who first came up with the idea of burning steel wool - I think there are heaps of people doing lots of this kind of stuff, I met these guys through the 365 Project and I've been out for a few Light Painting escapades with them.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 7:57 AM   #5
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Cool i saw these ideas recently and i wanted to try it. With the first chance i find i will give it a go, it looks good
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 8:16 AM   #6
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The steel wool needs to be contained - we used a wire kitchen whisk on a rope. Hard to light it- once it glows you start swinging it really fast and it either burns or goes out.
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Great and cool shots Mick!!
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Amazing! All are exceptional, I love #2; the colors reflected in the water are stunning against the burning steel wool!

What settings did you use?
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Good to see you back BackyardPremaculture

And 2 and 3. AMAZING!
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Hi Mick, neat shots as always. Love #2 with the city in the background.

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