Gavin Tow  

Intentional Blur by Gavin Tow

June 2021 - Intentional Blur

About the Image(s)

I had difficulty with this subject this month as I tried to do cars on the interstate from a walking bridge that overlooks it, and nothing really worked for me. This image is from April of this year during a very late snowfall. The image had a built-in blur even taken at 322mm from the patio door.

The subject is a hanging bird feeder off of a standing pole that is covered in snow.
I must've had the camera on automatic as the ISO is set to 6400.
1/200 f/13. It was far away from the house as the lens was set at 322mm

2 comments posted

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
Gavin, your image does show blur - created by the moving blowing snowflakes. I would flip this image so that the sharp bird feeder is on the right side and would hold my eye. It is hard to show motion. If I want to show motion usually I use a large f-stop so that the shutter speed will be slower and give me more time for the "blur".
I had a friend who stood on the corner of a busy street and practiced panning the moving cars. She said it was just like a golf swing. You have to follow through as the cars go by.   Posted: 06/07/2021 17:37:04

Ally Green   Ally Green
It certainly portrays the snowfall and i like how the snow has fallen on the bird feeder. To me the brown fence is a distraction so i would have cropped that out and i would have liked to see more of the hanging snowball at the bottom.   Posted: 06/15/2021 15:50:22


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