M is for MOTION

by Laurie Madsen March. 05, 2019 221 views
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Capturing motion blur in photography intrigues me. Long exposure, feels like I am "loosening the reigns" and allowing the subject to be "co-creator" of the image-with less control over the final results.

Sometimes the resulting captures can astound, and sometimes they are a mess.

But either way it adds an element of surprise to the outcome, and are very fun to experiment with.

After the above picture, I decided to try some motion blur using live composite on my omd. This is my first attempt at experimenting with it.

They are taken in darkness with limited light and camera continues to take exposures and make composite image until the shutter button is released again.

These are no works of art, but it is good practice to get comfortable with using this mode in darkness, as I plan to use it for night photography this summer.

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This is my wonderful friend Mr. Mojo- a Bengal Cat.

He offered to be my subject for this experiment.

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This above picture is the same cat, more exposures. It's a mess.

So, I guess M is for Motion, Mr. Mojo, and MESS!

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

#1 is so effective. It really gives the feeling of motion.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Antonio!
It's been a long winter indoors! 
I can't wait until my subjects bring me outside!

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Bethany Plonski 2 years, 6 months ago

I hear ya on the sometimes mess of long exposures. I must have gone through 300 total photos working on that theme the other week.  I love #2 - such a ghostly effect!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years, 6 months ago

I know that feeling too! (300 photos in the trash)
Thank you, it was fun!
But I can't wait until the weather breaks and my subjects are OUTDOORS!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

#1 and #2 are my favorites from this series. #2 is quite abstract and almost jarring but in a good way .

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for your thoughts Russell!
I agree!
#3 is a MESS (but I had to post at least one of those because it's an "M")
I was going to do Macro- then thought that I have been posting a lot of Macro's lately.
You did a great Macro shot with that Garlic, so glad I didn't!

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Russell Smith Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 6 months ago

I have experiment with something similar to #3 using flash (multiple flashes during the exposure.) with less than successful outcomes but it was fun non the less.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes, experimenting is fun!
Sometimes it leads me to other ideas that actually work!

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