Guitar in a Whirlpool

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    Kinetic: Relating to, caused by, or producing motion.

    These are called “Kinetic” photographs because there is motion, energy, and movement involved, specifically my and the camera’s movements.

    I choose a light source and/or subject, set my camera for a long exposure (typically around 4 seconds), focus on my subject and push the shutter button. When the shutter opens I move the camera around with my hands...large, sweeping, dramatic movements. And then I will literally throw the camera several feet up into the air, most times imparting a spinning or whirling motion to it as I hurl it upward. I may throw the camera several times and also utilize hand-held motion several times in one photo. None of these are Photoshopped, layered, or a composite photo...what you see occurs in one shot, one take.

    Aren’t I afraid that I will drop and break my camera? For regular followers of my photostream and this series you will know that I have already done so. This little camera has been dropped many times, and broken once when dropped on concrete outside. It still functions...not so well for regular photographs, but superbly for more kinetic work.

    To read more about Kinetic Photography click the Wikipedia link below:

    And to see more of my Kinetic Photographs please visit my set, “Flux Velocity:”


    Albeit supremely risky this is one of my favorite ways to produce abstract photographs.


    My photographs and videos and any derivative works are my private property and are copyright © by me, John Russell (aka “Zoom Lens”) and ALL my rights, including my exclusive rights, are reserved. ANY use without my permission in writing is forbidden by law.

    1. buckethead777 35 months ago | reply

      It's a ghostly surrealistic guitar vortex, Bro! :)
      Cool abstraction!

    2. Nomad Thru Life. [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Amazing image..

    3. Family Ghost 35 months ago | reply

      Didn't you see From Beyond? You keep messing with that vortex, you're gonna bring something back from the void. LOL! Excellent work! The colours are amazing

    4. 76 Totters Lane 35 months ago | reply

      Covert Painters Award.
      Bravo!This is exceptional image!

    5. "" Irene "" 35 months ago | reply

      the colours are just gorgeous in this

    6. cajebra 35 months ago | reply

      art for fun award
      Thank you for posting your fantastic work to
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      Please, post 1 and award 1

    7. Dirk Darkroom 35 months ago | reply

      Lovely image!

      Incredible Awesome Creation!!!


      Please share this wonderful picture with the group b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l (award2)

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