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September 14, 2016

A Controlled Spin

“This is me swinging a string of glow sticks with burning steel wool at the end,” Chris Matthew Brady writes of this self-portrait he took at Coronado Beach, California. “The best part was the audience reaction. There were a bunch of kids on the beach, and their oohs and aahs made me think of firework shows when I was a kid.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Chris Brady, National Geographic Your Shot
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