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Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 27 December 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

My son at work on the pottery wheel he borrowed from school.
Would that we all could be like the pot and stay centered, despite the whirlwind around us ...

Canon PowerShot A650 IS 1/25 second F/2.8 ISO 800 8 mm

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k@ from Paris, France

Oh Charlotte, love this vivid image whirlpooling gorgeous movement & mood so well framed in this superb B&W (with the white so creamy in the very heart of the image). Moving, in all the senses, with grace*

27 Dec 2009 6:06am

@k@: Thanks so much, Karine.

Charlie from Bristol, United Kingdom

congratulations! the motion blur is very effective in this image, merry christmas!

27 Dec 2009 10:23am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

great shot! very nice composition to express the spin.
It has energy of concentration. very nice!

27 Dec 2009 1:13pm

@Fusao: Thank you, Fusao.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent motion and B&W.
Great metaphor message.

27 Dec 2009 1:47pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Un petit air de Ghost ?
Très belle photo. Le resultat de la poterie était sympa ?

27 Dec 2009 2:43pm

@Vert Pomme: Merci, et oui, c'est sympa!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super image . What a super motion captured !

27 Dec 2009 6:33pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition, good taken from view and contrast. Bravo!

27 Dec 2009 7:15pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Nice image. Good movement. If that pot wasn't centered it would be a mess :)

27 Dec 2009 7:47pm

@Self-Indulgence: Yes, it would be a mess wouldn't it?! Gentle, guiding hands do help!

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Great shot, Charlotte, and I love the texture of the photo - works so well here, and in b&w.

27 Dec 2009 10:06pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

gorgeous black and white! congrats on its spotlight!

28 Dec 2009 11:30pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: Thank you, and thanks for alerting me to the spotlight selection. I didn't realize until you mentioned it. What fun!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Perfection is the 1st thought that came to my mind.

29 Dec 2009 3:27pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you so much.

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Interesting shot . . . i remember GHOST movie ;)

29 Dec 2009 5:17pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent capture..

30 Dec 2009 12:13am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Wonderful image

1 Jan 2010 10:19am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau mouvement.

1 Jan 2010 5:37pm

Robert Buckley Photography from St. Neots, United Kingdom

Well done! Nice use of aperture and b/w!

4 Jan 2010 5:54am

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
1/25 second
ISO 800
8 mm