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Roses sucked into the Vortex

I made this kinetic photograph before the sun hit my roses this morning. With flash activated (which is why the near flowers are sharp) I threw my little camera into the air with a violent spin...and this time caught it before it hit the concrete. Not a composite photo, not layered, not continuous shot SOOC.




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.


Most of these are shot outdoors where I have the room to literally spin and throw my little camera several feet up into the air, with some throws going as high as 15 feet or more!


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.


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


If you'd like to see more please check out my set, "Vertigo:"




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




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.


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Taken on April 15, 2012