Another pond, another orb … Simon is getting pretty good at these.
This was a test run of a new wirewool rig and it works pretty damn well.
I’m not going to go in to what we’re now using, but it’s pretty damn robust and can take a greater quantity of wool, allows for greater airflow through the wool, and as it’s heavier, you can build up greater speed.
Greater speed = further spark travel
Still in August …. and another pond.
Three ponds in one month. Anyone would think I like them.
This is the Dedridge Pond Dragonfly Sculpture and I thought I’d try out the new spinning rig on my own
Now, this didn’t work the way I wanted it to … I wanted the sparks to bounce along the sculpture (I gave myself a massive blister doing this from the spinning line. Wuss that I am), and accent the line of the tail.
This didn’t happen, despite using several grades of wool, and several images later I gave up on that idea and settled for the below shot, which to me looks like golden rain.
But you can make your own mind up
This is what the Dragonfly normally looks like (well, in a long exposure on a windy day)
August saw a bit of fire spinning down one of the local ponds (I have two within a 5 minute walk from where I live).
I’d had this idea about this pond, especially liking the leading line that the bollards produce. (I’m sure that they are supposed to be stepping stones … for the really brave!)
Simon went down that end, ball of wire wool and spinner in hand; I stayed up this end with the camera.
Did I mention that this is in the middle of a housing estate in full view of a busy major road?
Well, it is …
Needless to say, no one gave a hoot what we were doing …
Simon and I went to the beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a small island of the coast of Northumberland near Berwick Upon Tweed.
It is an island of great natural beauty and sandy beaches, and is linked to the mainland by a causeway that is flooded at high tide …
Lindisfarne has a special place in Christianity in the United Kingdom … more on that can be found here