"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

artistic blur

This month's Exploring with the camera focusses on artistic blur,
so I had a look through my archive of photos to see what I could find.

Charlie was jumping in our hallway & I must have moved the camera as well... 
his head & arms have almost disappeared - but I quite like the movement in this shot.

In an attempt to be creative with my selfies I chose to be slightly out of focus.

Some flowers with only a small portion in focus..

movement of the bird's wings...

and the blur of a reflection on the water.
All examples of blur (some more intentional than others).....I think it can be artistic & creative.
That's my exploring with the camera for this month.

You can find more artistic blur here.

13 comments:

  1. Very very clever shots Leanne, I like them a lot. The blur of Charlie just about sums up boys really... so energetic. The flower is gorgeous! xo

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  2. These are all so creative and lovely. It's amazing how a bit of blur can make an image so mysterious, such as your first one. It makes me wonder if there was really a person there or was it just a passing fancy??

    This is a fun exploration and looks like you enjoyed it!

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  3. You have definitely learned how to capture movement - I love that shot of Charlie and the way he has almost disappeared. Such a feeling of joy and energy in that image. And I am a big fan of your out-of-focus selfies - with their moody, emotional feel. The flower shot is a burst of sunshine in my gray world today. And of course, give me watery reflections any day! :) A great series.

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  4. Oh I simply love blur photography. It has such magic to it! Great images!

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  5. I haven't worked this Exploring yet, but I can't wait to. The longer I shoot, the more I enjoy blur and abstraction. I love your selfies, that soft yellow flower, and I'm always a sucker for a water reflection shot. Nicely done.

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  6. hi Leanne, really pretty flower shot and I love the bird. must remember to look more closely at my blur shots instead of automatically dismissing them as failures
    Allison x

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  7. Lots of good examples of artistic blur!! I love the flower shot and the last reflection in the water!

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  8. Love these, great examples. Love the one of Charlie jumping, fantastic feeling of movement. The blur on your selfies give a really lovely soft effect. Beautiful reflections too.

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  9. Lovely examples! I love the blurred selfies. You did a good job of blurring but still keeping the forms recognizable. Not always easy to do. The beauty of artistic blur is that sometimes we can create them but sometimes they are happy accidents! Either way they work. Thanks for sharing with us in Exploring with a Camera this month!

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  10. I love Charlie jumping - he almost disappears! I love the reflection in the water too. I like blurred selfies too... it leaves lots to the imagination!

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  11. Lot's of interesting examples that inspire me to go beyond motion blur in my images. Your blurred selfies are fantastic.

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  12. A nice variety of approaches to artistic blur. Charlie almost looks like a ghost -- amazing shot! Your flower image is lovely, and the last one, the reflections, is just beautiful!

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  13. I love the blurred effect of the Gerbera it's beautiful , but my favourite is the movement of the your son like a will o the wisp (visiting from Kat Sloma)

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