LAPC #212 – Motion

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.

52 reaktioner på ”LAPC #212 – Motion

  1. 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.

  2. Hello Ann-Christine
    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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

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