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Last night I took my 360 camera and some steel wool out to my front yard and this was the result

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Original Poster5.5k points · 1 month ago

The camera I have is the Insta360 ONE. To do this shot I placed the camera on the ground about 2 metres away from me and set it to a 15 sec countdown timer which gave me time to find my position and have the steel wool burning and spinning by the time the camera shutter released.
This is a 20 sec exposure.
I took the image and distorted it in 'Insta360 Studio' to produce the tiny planet effect.

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3.2k points · 1 month ago

Tiny Planet Effect would be a good indie band name.

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Fleetwood Mac Sexpants

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Baby in a straitjacket.

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Dingos ate my baby

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Mouserat

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19 points · 1 month ago

Ratmouse

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25 points · 1 month ago

oedipus and the mama's boys

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Scarecrow Boat.

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Muscle confusion

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I just binged that whole show in the last month. I never realized how many references I missed out on before.

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Or maybe just Fleetwood Mac?

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33 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I think u may be onto something there

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Nah, it’s long and clunky. No one will ever listen to a band with that name

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how about Fleetwood Windows 10?

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Fleetwood Windows Vista, and you've got yourself a record deal!

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Fleetwood Vista isn't too bad either

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I like it because it’s so original, what a great new name for a band, better make sure no one else has it!

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God Hates Figs

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'oh, how about just........Fleetwood Mac?'

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Dot Tumblr dot com

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Little big planet ™

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Zany

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How about just, Fleetwood Mac

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Can we see the image before the tiny planet effect? I’m curious what the raw image looks like from these cameras.

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89 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

So the brown “planet” is the grass he is standing on. Draw a dot in the middle of the planet, then draw a line from the dot down to the bottom of the planet. Then split open the “planet” along that radius you drew. Keep pulling it apart until the grass reaches the left and right side of the picture. So The entire bottom half of the picture is grass, and the sparks are all landing on the grass. So the original pic would look sort of like this:

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steel_Wool_Spinning_(20219933318).jpg

Except he is spinning it above his head, not in front of him

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THANK YOU.

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Is the grass really that brown?? Might not want to play with sparks on it! This is one of those trends that people need to be careful with, a guy already burned down a landmark shipwreck doing this.

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The grass probably appears as brown in the photo due to the orange sparks serving as primary source of lighting.

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It's probably just that colour due to the lighting.

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Don’t do this in California.

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The linked pic doesn’t work for me 😭

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It depends on how you distort it. Unless you do it VR/360 degree style it will be warped in some way." Tiny planet" is just one way to project 360° images on a 2d plane.

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108 points · 1 month ago

You happen to watch Slow Mo Guys? The burning steel wool is a really gorgeous video.

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Particle effects have come a long way!

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16 points · 1 month ago

Have this camera and love it! I love the selfie stick and how it’s invisible

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Can we see the original? I'm having a hard time grasping what the source of this image is.

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How did you open the shutter for 20 seconds? Does the camera have shutter speed control, if so, how long can you go for? Or was it the "bullet" mode that you used?

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Original Poster27 points · 1 month ago

My Insta360 has manual exposure settings, I can do 60 secs max. It shoots in RAW as well.

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Thats amazing. You should find a competition to enter this in you'd surely win.

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That might depend on the other entries.

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Original Poster13 points · 1 month ago

I'll start looking

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Whoa... Uh... A short video clip of this would be really helpful to understand this setup...

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Crazy cool pic. Awesome job

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Original Poster7 points · 1 month ago

Thanks :)

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Wonderfully pleasing image!

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Looks like someone will he using the same profile pic for all eternity

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1.8k points · 1 month ago

Shit if i looked like God, so would I

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302 points · 1 month ago

“When someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!”

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60 points · 1 month ago

All right. This chick is toast!

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There is no OP. Only Zuul.

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They should have called back to this and made Ray say yes...

... Then have him get smoked for doing so.

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This is so sick. What 360 cam or equipment are you using OP?

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The camera I have is the Insta360 ONE. To do this shot I placed the camera on the ground about 2 metres away from me and set it to a 15 sec countdown timer which gave me time to find my position and have the steel wool burning and spinning by the time the camera shutter released. This is a 20 sec exposure. I took the image and distorted it in 'Insta360 Studio' to produce the tiny planet effect.

-/u/mohair69

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Original Poster105 points · 1 month ago

Thanks :)

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Good lord your profile is amazing. Keep up the good work!

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Original Poster46 points · 1 month ago

check out my insta if you like @rod.evans.visual

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Sweet, followed.

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Original Poster11 points · 1 month ago

Thanks :)

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Just making life easy fam! I’m super interested after seeing your other content lol

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11 points · 1 month ago

Except for the fact that the dude actually has plenty of cool images in the light photography style

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1.9k points · 1 month ago

This looks great! Like a sun god, standing on a sun

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604 points · 1 month ago

And making a black hole bomb.

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156 points · 1 month ago

Black hole bomb, won't you come, and blow away the rain

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64 points · 1 month ago

black hole bomb, won’t you come, won’t you coooome

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Black hole bomb!

Black hole bomb!

Won't ya coo oooo ooooooooooooooome

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24 points · 1 month ago

Black hole sun.

Won't you come?

And wash away the rain.

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Asshole son

Mow the lawn

And do your chores today

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Asshole son

Get eighteen

And move out oh yeaaaaa

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Black hole god targeting the star?

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Goku has really gotten dark these last few seasons

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GoldenGod

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5 points · 1 month ago

He comes from the land of the wool and fire, from the midnight sun, where the hot springs glow.

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Dayman

Fighter of the Nightman

Champion of the sun

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11 points · 1 month ago

You're a master of karate and friendship for everyone.

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Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?

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Why am I the only one who has that dream?

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Sun bae

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2.2k points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

You see folks? This is what /r/pics is for

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432 points · 1 month ago

Wait until all before and after weight loss pics use this photo style

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Yes, this should become industry standard.

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My journey of becoming a God, also lost 50lbs.

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Lost 50lbs, gained omnipotence

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13 points · 1 month ago

I thought it was for protest signs?

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I thought it was to constantly repost the UC Davis pepper spray post and the Russian Gay Putin meme

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148 points · 1 month ago

100% agree

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Yes, but it's also for showing how I lost a lot of weight recently.

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While simultaneously battling depression.

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123 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Whilst not injecting heroin for 273 days.

Edit. Woohoo did I get gold? My first, thanks kind stranger I think is the correct response right?

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67 points · 1 month ago

And showing off how many vacays I go too

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And reposting really old and heavily compressed images

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JPEG Disease: The struggle is real.

JpEg pisease: yhe stuggle i5peal.

Jo egg pls ass; y43 57vqq1E lsaal,

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While getting a new pet from the streets

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And this boob cosplay

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But it's not political or a weight loss pic, it's actually interesting. Why would it belong here?

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But where is his addiction story? Trump jokes? The dog he adopted?

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Just refresh the new posts. They will be there

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Phew... I don't know what I'd do without cute distractions and self-righteousness porn. I'd probably have to come to terms with the fact that my excessive use of Reddit and social media seems to have turned me into an exhausted misanthrope.

Oh, yes, he is a goodboye! lol hahaha I want to get off this fucking ride

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But how will the world see the beautiful way the rain fell on the windshield of my Honda Civic?

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19 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I got tired of the pics pertaining to american politics and those weight loss pics.
This is refreshing.

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And girls in bikinis, cute dogs (animal pics go on r/aww ), and etc.

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I don't get this really cool photo, where's the cosplay?

/s

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BUT I WANT POLITICS. SPECIFICALLY FUCK TRUMP POLITICS.

I don't agree with Trump but could you please choose another sub to bash him on?

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But where are the titties hidden at in this picture?

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933 points · 1 month ago

Looks like something out of Dr. Strange

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238 points · 1 month ago

Dormammu, I have come to bargain

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Dormammu, I have come to bargain

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Dormammu, I have come to bargain

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Dormammu, Dr. Strange here with a special TV offer! Now you too can go back to your incomprehensible and timeless existence, for only 1 easy payment of leaving our world alone! But if you act now, I'll even throw in your cultists, so they don't try to summon you back, where you'll be vulnerable to the ravages of time! I guarantee you won't find a better bargain, anywhere else.

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41 points · 1 month ago

Dormammu, I sawed this comment thread in half!

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9 points · 1 month ago

Now that’s a lotta damage!

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Babe, I got you babe.

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Don't forget your mittens because it's cooold outside!

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Watch that first step. It's a doooozy.

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Dormammu, I have come to bargain

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Dormammu, I have come to bargain

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Dormammu, I have come to bargain

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490 points · 1 month ago

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. Hit that like button and don't forget to subscribe for more planetary destruction.

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Smash that like button to create the first nuclear bomb

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If you like nuclear bombs, hit like. If you don’t want to die in a nuclear holocaust, hit subscribe.

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damn. I had a steel wool photography seminar yesterday in college. Didn't attend cause thought it would be boring. Kinda regretting it now.

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77 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Don't worry. You can do it yourself. Just get some steel wool and a method to attach it to something to swing (just making a small wire cage would work) then dip up and start swinging.

Edit- wow your all such wonderfully responsible fire spinners! While we're talking about safety (which I didn't earlier) I would recommend a wet blanket over a fire extinguisher (preferably both) for if you or a performers clothes catch fire... be careful of your environment, those sparks are hot and will burn through an awning or your neighbours deck chairs, mind the wind, dampen your hair. Number one rule for personal safety is if you catch fire, stop (spinning), drop (your equipment) and roll (away from your equipment). Oh and for wire wool I would recommend eye protection.

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And please, for the love of god, do it somewhere that doesn't have a burn ban in effect (aka the entire state of California). Have a fire extinguisher handy, and stick around for at least 30 minutes afterwards to ensure you didn't set anything on fire. Don't be that douchebag.

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Original Poster122 points · 1 month ago

Yes, please be careful when spinning steel wool. It can be very dangerous, I myself nearly started a bushfire once (yes, that's what we call wildfires here in Australia). Also, when spinning around waterways, be mindful that steel wool contains manganese which oxidises when burnt, and that can be toxic to marine life, so don't kill the fishies!!!

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33 points · 1 month ago

In the US we call open plains burning brushfires, because brush is burning. Wildfires are fires burning in forests.

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Smokey the Bear, the USFS resource protection officer, calls them Forest Fires.

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I met a guy called Smokey the Bear once. He didn't work for the USFS. He was just a hairy gay pothead.

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make sure to cover yourself in Vaseline first to protect yourself from the sparks

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Thats my first step of any process.

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102 points · 1 month ago

“Helios here to light your fire”

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majestic af

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Where's that redditor that turns people's pic into movie posters?

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For real though

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For really real!

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90 points · 1 month ago

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135 points · 1 month ago

Black hole sun... won't you come...

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39 points · 1 month ago

And wash away the rain

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Black Hole Sun, won't you come

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Fuckin a why did it take so long for someone to post this

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Damn I should have scrolled down before commenting

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I am lost where the steel wool is in this picture.

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44 points · 1 month ago

Steel wool is a load of steel/iron filaments balled together, if you heat up the strands then they will melt and the oxygen in the air trapped between the strands heats up and spreads the heat through the wool. As the wool heats up, the whole thing slowly melts and by spinning it around metal-sparks fly off (the light effect in the photo is their trails) and the steel wool eventually becomes a small molten ball -which you can destroy by hitting off the ground to end with a load of sparks at your feet.

To anyone thinking of trying this at home, please don't unless you have researched into it fully: Spinning the wool at the same speed as a skipping rope will send 700°C sparks 30-60ft easily and with a little extra effort (and/or wind) can go the full length of a football field before burning out. Those sparks will burn through most materials, including skin, and are able to start fires with only a little fuel.

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I'm almost 33 years old. How the hell have I not heard about this before? It sounds awesome! But no, I won't be doing it.

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20 points · 1 month ago

You'd be surprised how many things in your house are fun+interesting to set on fire, steel wool and coffee creamer seems to be the 2 that people like showing off with but there's a lot more you wouldn't have thought of.

Source: am arsonist pyromaniac

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I did know about coffee creamer at least. My thing as a teenager was Andes candies wrappers. They turn the flames green. And my dad always threw old copper wires in our campfire when I was a kid, which as a professional you know all about.

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Well hey there Griffith, get back to r/Berserk

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I was looking for this, you never dissapoint reddit

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I'd have thought the Berserk references would have hit the top by now

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45 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

You might enjoy The Slow Mo Guys' take on it.

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15 points · 1 month ago

Lord Heisenberg!

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You look like an even shorter Peter Dinklage

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Well don't you just look like some kind of destroyer of worlds.

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Here we observe a wild Steven summoning the Spaghetti waves while atop the conquered meatball. Quite a sight.

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5 points · 1 month ago

Looks like an Indie game cover art. Thumbs up

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7 points · 1 month ago

Wow this is epic! I’ve never seen anything like this!

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This should be the cover of your solo album.

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you look like a Naruto character about to unleash done crazy, powerful attack

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Earth has wizards now...

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This is incredible!

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This is super cool

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4 points · 1 month ago

How clever

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5 points · 1 month ago

I just dropped in

To see what condition my condition was in

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360 Camera - Steel Wool

r/fakealbumcovers/

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I thought somebody photoshopped Freddy Mercury onto the sun for a minute.

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Amazing

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b n b is

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Amazing bruh

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Lucky you managed to post this before getting sucked into that black hole.

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globe earth confirmed.

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I thought Thanos destroyed you?

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Looks like magnetic field lines around mars

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"People of Earth! Lend me your energy!"

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Frieza moments before getting hit by the spirit bomb.

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This is how California starts on fire.

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

Wow! Thank you all so much for the upvotes! I really appreciate it! I'm supposed to be writing a uni assignment tonight but I've been delightfully distracted by watching my image go a little bit nuts on the internet. It's late here in Australia so I'm off to bed. I'll try and answer any questions tomorrow when I have the time. Oh, and if you like this image then please head over to my insta page and check out some of my other work @rod.evans.visual Thanks again!!! Goodnight!!!

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Looks heroic!

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You look like a giant villain absorbing the Sun’s energy to create a black hole weapon in your hand.

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Black hole sun!

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DAY MAN

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I HAVE THE POWWERRR

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3 points · 1 month ago

Looks like goku with the spirit bomb lol

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looks like some dr.strange stuff going on here!

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in my eyes, indisposed

in disguises no one knows

hides the face, lies the snake

the sun in my disgrace

Boiling heat summer stench

'Neath the black the sky looks dead

Call my name through the cream

And I'll hear you scream again

Black hole sun

Won't you come

And wash away the rain

Black hole sun

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3 points · 1 month ago

Next time on Dragonball z will he be able to defeat the evil guy!? Tune in next time to find out

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3 points · 1 month ago

This looks really cool! Have you done a Dr. Strange cosplay yet? :)

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3 points · 1 month ago

Notice how sparks at the bottom curve to mimic the magnetic field

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3 points · 1 month ago

Looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie

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3 points · 1 month ago

Just as long as not everything is on a cob, I think OP will be happy

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If Freddie Mercury were still living, this would be his most epic album cover.

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This is very cool, but i'm having a hard time understanding what is going on. I'm not versed in this method so your explanation still has me a bit confused.

Is the camera rotating around the black hole spot by your hand? And the ball that you're standing on was done by distorting the photo in the editor? What was the original perspective of the camera? Horizontal to the ground?

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