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JAN-2012 Frank Brault


Southington, CT USA

There is a bit of an optical illusion here. If you stare at it, you may see it.

"A BOSU Balance Trainer, or BOSU ball as it is often called, is a fitness training device, invented in 1999 by David Weck,[citation needed] consisting of an inflated rubber hemisphere attached to a rigid platform. It is also referred to as the "blue half-ball", because it looks like a stability ball cut in half. The name is an acronym which stands for "BOth Sides Up" a reference to the two ways a BOSU ball can be positioned....When the dome side faces up, the BOSU ball provides an unstable surface while the device remains stable. This combination of stable/unstable allows a wide range of users, from the young,[2] elderly, or injured to the elite level athlete.[3] With the dome side up, the device can be used for athletic drills and aerobic activities. As the name suggests, the device can also be flipped over so that the platform faces up. In this position, the device is highly unstable and can be used for a wide array of exercises as well."

Olympus PEN E-PM1 ,Panasonic LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH. , Best at original size.
1/30s f/1.8 at 20.0mm iso200 cropped RAW/PP full exif

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Barbara Heide23-Jan-2012 23:03
love this shot ! nixe textures and tones... V
Sheila23-Jan-2012 10:47
Love the shot. It is great to stare at but I'm not getting anything else.
Yvonne23-Jan-2012 10:38
The lighting is lovely and I like the blues!
Janice Dunn23-Jan-2012 09:30
Good to see - quite a strange ball
Mieke WA Minkjan23-Jan-2012 06:27
I can see the dimensions
and thank you for the information
Laryl23-Jan-2012 05:13
looks like a bowl too
laine23-Jan-2012 04:06
A good POV and I can see you too!!
Jeff Lobaugh23-Jan-2012 03:55
Great lighting here!!
Jean D23-Jan-2012 01:51
Excellent capture, Frank! Women love this exercising device. ~V
Guest 23-Jan-2012 01:39
LOL at Phillip's . Thanks for the info Frank, great shot!
Cindi Smith23-Jan-2012 01:17
Nice work...almost looks like a bowl or a lampshade...very cool!
Stephanie22-Jan-2012 23:21
These are great fun to get a good workout! Super image and idea Frank! V
Karen Stuebing22-Jan-2012 23:17
This would be great for physical therapy and coordination training. Love the angle and the circular shape with the light and shadow. I see the optical illusion but I'm not telling. :) V.
Brenda22-Jan-2012 22:34
Very nice! I thought it was a balance ball that I had an argument with once. I lost and ended up having to go to physical therapy for a month! (okay, I wasn't very smart and laid over it backwards...)
Phillip Normanton22-Jan-2012 21:16
Oh... modern torture device! :)