This month’s blog challenge was all about motion blur. You might think getting a little motion blur in your images is pretty easy. I think so too. I know it happens to me a fair amount when I am not holding my camera steady enough. The key to this month’s challenge, however, is to create a thoughtful image with intentional motion blur. Yep, that’s right – make motion blur look meaningful. Now that’s not always easy. I gave it my best shot though.
First up, my kids run circles around me. They’re crazy. Really, they are. That’s what this image is about. I just slowed my shutter speed a bit and tried to capture the chaos that was coming toward me.
I nice drive down the road. Kept my camera steady, focused on a stable subject (side mirror), slowed my shutter speed a bit and let the road-side vegetation blur in the background.
An abstract attempt. For this image, I jerked my camera quickly while taking a shot. This might be one of my favorite techniques and it’s something I play around with when light painting.
Go Huskies!! I wanted to capture our “W” flag flapping in the wind at this weekend’s tailgate for the first football game of the season. Again, a slow shutter speed and steady hand allowed me to capture the motion in the flag while keeping everything else sharp and in focus. (As a side note, the Huskies won big!)
I hope you enjoyed this month’s images! Please continue on through the blog circle, starting with Misty Colvard, to see some other very cool Motion Blur interpretations.