Warning: Photos May Cause Dizziness

I like to play with photo prompts on Instagram

and this week one of those prompts was upside down.

Upside down birds Fountain Lake

 Birds at Fountain Lake here in Richmond.

So I flipped this photo

and something about the birds flying into the bottom corner made my brain buzz

(and maybe made me feel a tad dizzy.)

Richmond pipeline walk upside down

Pipeline walk in downtown Richmond. 

As much as I get a certain routine comfort in knowing I can plant myself on the couch in front of the TV at night,

eat the same salad,

make the same gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough (oh the burden),

or walk the same pipeline,

crackling synapses can be pretty cool.

Virginia Beach pier upside down

Virginia Beach Pier

And oh how I crackled (and snapped and popped) at the feedback I got from the story I’m working on now.

Let’s just say I had to remove a couple of “pier legs”.

But the structure is way better.

Thanks to a new perspective.

Pickett's Charge Gettysburg upside down

Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg National Military Park

dandelion wishes upside down

Wishing you a Happy Tuesday! 

And Happy National Odometer Day (thinking about this holiday oughta keep your brain fires stoked).


What’s got your brain firing and crackling? 


44 thoughts on “Warning: Photos May Cause Dizziness

  1. Now I’m awake. Thanks. Pickett is in heaven? Poor man. Hard to live down (up?) one of the most famous disasters in Southern history. And those birds. Especially appreciate the floating multi-directional ducks? Geese? Grebes?


    1. At that lake there’s a mix of birds–Canadian geese, pigeons, and even some gulls. I had fun playing with them. Every time I walked to one side of the water they’d all fly en masse, as if they’d been choreographed!


  2. Love the upside down pics. Never hurts us to see things in a new perspective. We often learn something we didn’t know. Or at least we’re more open to the possibility. 🙂


  3. The first one made my brain hurt! the second to last one reminds me how air is just like water. I often look at trees similar to the plant life under the ocean.


  4. Interesting. My neck hurts from twisting so that the pictures were right side up. Thanks for that.

    What fun to experiment with cool technological stuff. I can barely find the camera icon on my phone.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  5. Goodness, but I love all of these. Especially the second, the Pipeline walk. The color and pattern in that one is gorgeous! And yes, the first one made me dizzy, too. But in a good way.


  6. Your post was like taking a ride on a roller coaster! Those pictures really did make me dizzy, especially the pipeline one. That’s crraazzyy!

    I need to look at ordinary things from a different perspective more often. I think that’s a great way to approach life. 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful Mom’s Day!


  7. There is a saying to “stand on your head” to see something from a different perspective. You may gain insight you didn’t have before. Looking at your inverted photos made me see things I would not have before. Inspiring post. Some made me feel dizzy, but my favorite was the tree and the sky. Made me feel small in such a huge universe.


  8. Loved the picture of the Gettysburg National Park! It was beautiful. These images were inspiring and though I’m prone to motions sickness, I didn’t get dizzy at all. 😉 Perhaps it was the beauty. Mathair and I love different forms of expression through art and these photos are a prime example.


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