A brilliant explosion of light radiates from a spinning circle to create a spectacular firework-effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
© DI Mandl Alexander/Solent News & Photo Agency
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