“But flowers cannot dance?” cried little Ida. “Yes, indeed they can,” replied the student. “When it is dark and everyone is asleep, they jump about quite merrily. They have a ball almost every night.”
– Little Ida’s Flowers, Hans Christian Anderson
FOCUS: Technique (In Camera Motion Blur)
My tendency is to favor tack sharp images in my photography, so tonight I decided to step out of my comfort zone and play around with motion blur. To be honest, this decision came about rather by accident, as I was struggling to photograph a bouquet of flowers in dim lighting and I was frankly too lazy to grab a tripod :-). So I embraced the shake of my hands, slowed down my shutter speed even more and just had some fun. I have always said that laziness breeds efficiency. Well, this is a case where laziness bred creativity…
For comparison purposes, I included at the bottom of this post an image of the flower bouquet in-focus. The in-focus photo reads as a simple snapshot, whereas I find that the blurred photos are much more compelling.
And, here is a picture of the flower bouquet without any motion blur…
5 replies to “May 31, 2013”
that’s really a wonderful idea. I like the first photo best of all. It’s a good composition with nice colours
Thanks so much for compliment & for stopping by my blog! I see by your blog that you love flowers – the macros on your home page are beautiful.
thanks a lot. Isn’t it wonderful that one can share hobbies with people all over the world? Have a nice day, regards, Mitza
Cool and very artsy
I see you understand about laziness! Good. 😍