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A brilliant explosion of light radiates from a spinning circle to create a spectacular firework-effect.<br />
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The effect is created by spinning burning steel wool in a cage overhead forcing sparks to fly away from the centre and up to 15m (49ft) away.<br />
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The sparks only last around 30 seconds but, thanks to a long exposure time of up to five seconds, their movement from the burning steel wool to burnout is captured perfectly in bright yellow lines.<br />
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IT professional Mandl Alexander, 43, took the photographs in Carinthia, Austria, where he spun the cage as fast as possible as the steel wool begins to heat and spark.<br />
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He ignited the steel wool using a blow torch and said different effects could be achieved by spinning the cage at different speeds or moving around as you spun.<br />
© DI Mandl Alexander/Solent News & Photo Agency<br />
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