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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
IPFW sophomore Alyssa Tucker, 19, hangs by her heels in an inversion table, assisted by IPFW personal trainer Kate Black, left, at Mental Health Day on the campus, Thursday. Black said the experience stretches and aligns the spine. Tucker said hanging upside down was "so cool," and "alters your perceptions of your world," and "the floating aspect was really weird."

A Different Perspective

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/50 s

Aperture: f/2.8

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 800

Strobe Flash: Did Fire

Lens Focal Length: 21 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: Sophomore Alyssa Tucker was correct: the inversion table does alter your perceptions, in that it turns them upside down. Also, it probably does stretch your spine. But mostly it makes the blood run to your head. An hour later and I still feel flushed. The floaty part was cool, though.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist