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Vertigo
28-NOV-2006

Vertigo

Experiencing strange bouts of dizziness possibly due to a collision of head with concrete some months back. I don't mind when the world spins, but I'd like it to be on my terms!

Canon EOS 5D
1/10s f/2.8 at 100.0mm iso1000 full exif

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dane29-Jan-2008 13:49
wonderful
Sheena Xin Liu14-Aug-2007 23:09
Very creative and beautifully executed portrait. Your firm hand-grit contrasts with the head disorientation, as if it speaks of struggles, battling and resolution to contend.
Roe..10-Jul-2007 20:46
I see this image was posted quite some time ago so I hope you're feeling better. A favorite line from a song verse is "can you make folks see what you feel inside?" you did brilliantly..this image inspires me..v
Craig Persel05-Jul-2007 23:00
Very dynamic and creative.
JD19-Dec-2006 04:49
Very good that you chose to have the hand still in this shot. That anchors it, and in a sense give more power to the motion. Very well done.
Adrian Reilly14-Dec-2006 22:54
awesome image Jenene. love the movement but not as much as the hand that is steady
Dave Wyman06-Dec-2006 15:56
This is my first post about one of your photographs. It's a terrific photo, even without the benefit of the caption. You are one of the relatively few photographers able to go beyond the mere depiction of a scene.
Lee Rudd02-Dec-2006 18:36
such things are really bought to try us... the movement portrays your symptoms well
AL29-Nov-2006 03:33
I'm really feeling your vertigo! To me, the hand is yours, trying to get a grip and steady yourself. It made me feel your struggle even stronger. Hope you get better soon, take good care.
Phil Douglis29-Nov-2006 00:07
I am sorry you are feeling dizzy, Jenene -- you certainly help all of us to join you in that state with this image. What makes it work so well is the contrast between the blurred head and the static hand. I don't even see that hand as yours -- it is as if a mysterious figure is drawing a curtain open, revealing a spinning head within. Strikingly abstract and incongruous -- expressing the human value of disorientation quite well.
Cindi Smith29-Nov-2006 00:03
I hear ya! Great shot. Hope you get to feeling better very soon!
Christine P. Newman28-Nov-2006 23:09
Amazing illustration of your experience. I likehow the face comes out with the movement. Hope you will feel better soon.