This week, Patti invites us to have fun with motion. Please visit her site and get inspiration and great examples on how to go about the challenge!
Personally I will tweak it a bit…letting me do the motion while the object is standing still.
In this first yellow one I have used a favourite technique – double exposure. The gentle flowers seem to be dancing a wild, energetic dance.
In these two slider pairs, I have used ICM – intentional camera movements. In a sense, ICM gives the same effect as (intentional) single-exposition motion blur: in the former the camera moves during exposure, in the second the target moves, but they have in common that there is relative motion between camera and target, resulting in streaking in the image.
In the first pair, I have moved my camera from an upward point downwards, rather fast, trying to create as straight lines as possible while the motif gets blurred. In the second pair, I have tried to move the camera faster still, making the image even more blurred, giving the sense of fast movement.
Generally exposures of 1/20 to 1/2 second give the best results and an optimum seems to be 1/8 of a second to retain the shape of the subject, but strip away surface detail. But much is trial and error!
Another motion effect can be achieved by changing the focal length of a zoom lens during the exposure. I find this even more difficult to get a satisfying result. But fun it is and the results surprising!
As I don’t use filters, I tried these effects in the late evening to get softer light.
Last week Anne Sandler challenged us to explore our photographic groove. A great challenge, Anne, and we found many interesting grooves to explore! Next week, Amy will lead the challenge. Visit her beautiful site next Saturday at noon EST to join the fun.
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Until next time…, stay safe and be kind.
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I have been wanting to try double exposures but not sure what I want to accomplish with it. I absolutely love your last evening photo. The colors are beautiful.
Thank you, Pat! I have found double exposures of houses and geometrical figures is fun.
I, like many others, am very intrigued by the zoom movement! Good to see the advice about using a tripod. That’s on my to-do list for tomorrow.
Ah – good luck! It’s great fun!
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Ann-Christine, I love your last picture of the yellow flowers, it’s beautiful! I have not tried this motion effect before, thanks for motivating me.
Thank you, Sylvia – glad to have sent some inspiration!
Love the ICM clicks
You are welcome AC
Interesting ideas for the challenge A-C. The double exposure came out great and really like the zoom effect on your last shot…well done 🙂
Great that you liked it!
I like the vertical streaming effects but I think my favorite was the one of the golden flowers with rays shooting out from their centers.
Thank you, I like that one too!
Beautiful motion experiments and great explanations, AC! I haven’t used double exposure for a while, but that’s a great idea to convey motion. I haven’t tried ICM either so here I go! I’m ready to try them. 😀😀. A great post.
Thank you, Patti! Have fun!
intentional camera movement Sounds interesting to me. Worth a try for fun. And I think you did get a nice effect with the zoom effect on the yellow flower. All colorful, and its fun to see the same photo different ways.
Glad you found it interesting, Donna! Have fun with it!
Interesting techniques. I will need to try the downward camera movement. Thanks for sharing. My favorite image is the downward movement!
Thank you, Marlene – have a great fun time with it!
Great Challenge AC! Finally got mine in. I waited so I could try panning.
Very cool photos for this week. 😀 😀
Thank you, Cee!
I have tried some of these techniques. My favorite, though, is the zoom move. It is especially interesting when there are multiple points of light in the image. Nice work.
Thank you, John. Fun it was, but a tripod would have helped for the zooms…
Love the photos, but they did make me feel a little woozy 🥴
Wooziness is not always too bad…
Haven’t tried this intentionally, but I’ve a lot of night shots where the camera moved 🙂
Oh, so have I – why didn’t I think of night shots? Next time!
A different and really interesting approach to this challlenge. I have to try the zoom movement, I can see it being tricky but your results are so inspiring. I love your post, Ann-Christine. It got me thinking 🙂
I am glad! Thank you. I think for the zoom I should have used a tripod…
Still worked 🙂
Interesting and delightful. The zoom movement sounds tricky, but I loved the result.
Thanks, Margaret! I had some fun, but realise a tripod would have made it easier with the zooms.
Leya – this was a fresh take on motion and felt delightful
Great post Ann-Christine. I’ve yet to do intentional camera movement. I’ll have to give it a try. Your photos are wonderful and inciting me to try.
Thank you, I am glad you liked them, Anne! It is fun trying, but much is trial and error. A tripod would have been better for the zooms.
Interesting techniques to create motion in images.
Thank you, Nes! I had some fun too!
Fascinating Ann Christine. I would never have thought about getting motion like this. I like the results.
Thank you, Anne! I had some real fun with it too!
Lots of wows and great use of ICM and sliders Ann-Christine 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Brian! I had great fun!
A really fun approach Ann-Christine. Loved the double exposure and the zoom movement especially. That’s one of my favorite techniques but only when I remember to do it LOL. Terrific results from your beautiful garden.
Thank you, Tina, I had some fun. I should have used a tripod for the zoom though…next time!
Live and learn Ann-Christine. That’s what it’s all about right?!
True! And good it is!