Sandra Irwin  

Flowers in Motion by Sandra Irwin

August 2019 - Flowers in Motion

August 2019 - Sandra Irwin


About the Image(s)

I took this by moving my camera really fast and then cropped and rotated it in LR. I took it with my EOS 5D Mark IV and my Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm, 1:4 IS.

I am also attaching a regular shot of the flowers with the camera stationary.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Sandra, welcome back!! Your image is a lovely example of camera motion abstract. It evokes a feeling of being inside a rainbow. The angle of motion adds interest. I wonder if this is how that flower bed looks to bees as they zoom about. Nice job. I would change anything.   Posted: 08/09/2019 09:21:25

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Sandra, Camera motion images are fun and help us get out of the current need for ultrasharp exhibition images. Each motion image is different. We can zoom, or zoom and move the camera during exposure too. Another variant is a double exposure (or more exposures) where a camera blur is made over a sharp image. Of course we can stack and mask these images in software for more complex interpretations. You have nicely recognized that a variety of colors adds interest when the image is abstracted to blur. The diagonal composition emphasizes a feeling of active motion. Nicely done. Try many more! Karl   Posted: 08/09/2019 11:14:48

Marie Verrett   Marie Verrett
Hi Sandra, what an exciting image. I love movement and colors in this picture. I read the previous comments and got an idea from what Karl said about using a camera blur over a sharp image. I love flowers also and want to try that technique with the flowers I'm shooting now. Looking forward to seeing what you do for next month's image.   Posted: 08/12/2019 00:23:48

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi Sandra

Lots of fun experimenting with camera motion and you have lots of colours here which are rather delicious! Great choice of angle too!

The light area at the top right pulls the eye, so I would be tempted to crop this and the dark area in the centre bothers me a little as I am not sure why it's there or what it's meant to be.

Have a look at Eva Polak's impressionist photography if you get a moment. She often uses Lensbabies, but also uses camera blur to achieve some very lovely results.

Keep up the good work!

  Posted: 08/18/2019 17:48:33
Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Valerie, thank you for introducing me to Eva Polak. I was not familiar with her. Her web site is filled with inspiration.   Posted: 08/18/2019 20:23:46

Hi Sandra,
Great exciting movement and colour captured here.
This image i especially adore in portrait format , vertical.
As it is on screen , tilt to the left or right , works for me .   Posted: 08/19/2019 06:26:21