2023-02-07 Time and Motion

This two week challenge is about time and/or motion. Representing time and motion can be interlinked in a photograph or you can just focus on time itself. Try light trails with a clock in the background or a moving second hand, or someone in a hurry to meet a deadline. There is lots of room for creativity.

Please keep your image submissions at or below 1600 pixels wide or 1050 pixels high.

22 Responses to 2023-02-07 Time and Motion

Bill Stiwell says:
February 9, 2023 at 5:05 pm
I’ll let you guess what direction this time in motion was moving as well as approximately the length of exposure time.
Dropped with a shoe string holding the time piece over the top of an interior door.
Used an N 16 neutral density filter on a Sony A6000 16-50 kit lens.
ISO 100, f5.6, 5 second exposure.
Too many trials with only a blur pattern resulting. Finally tried two stationary positions. One at the start and again at the finish but with what I think is too weak a blur between the two positions.

Henri says:
February 11, 2023 at 2:08 pm
Interesting results. Like your composite.

Bill Stilwell says:
February 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm
All I can say Henri is it would have been a lot easier had I started by making a composite rather than a one exposure photo which this is.

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
February 10, 2023 at 2:50 pm
When I can’t go out photographing birds, I go to my Granddaughter’s hockey games to photograph the players. This is a typical picture of the action on the ice. The closer the players are to the puck, the faster they go. It is interesting to see the goalie at the end of the rink just standing and watching the action. There is time and motion in one shot. Picture is cropped. Shot in AP, FL 58 mm, F8, S 1/250, ISO 4000, Centre Weighed Metering, Auto WB. Spot focus on the player in red.

Beth says:
February 12, 2023 at 7:24 pm
When thinking about time, I decided to look for the oldest things in my house. It was interesting that what I found created a timeline of my Dad’s lifetime. So I put it all together, shot it in a Sepia in-camera filter and then used another filter to roughen it up a bit. Using my 16 mm, 1.4 lens at f/1.4, 1/25 sec, ISO 250

Beth says:
February 12, 2023 at 7:35 pm
Went downtown to see the Chinook Blast performances on Sat. There was a street performer sitting inside a brightly lit ring. Most of the time she rotated slowly but for their finale, she spun it very fast. Shot with my 70-230 lens at f/5, 1 sec, ISO 250

della says:
February 13, 2023 at 3:16 pm
My attempt at motion blur at the Stephen Avenue. ISO 1250 50mm f7.1 0.6 sec.

Joe Horler says:
February 14, 2023 at 10:24 am
Snow Rodeo at Winsport beckoned to us for some sport photography. Light, speed colour and why not try some slow shutter images.
Feb 13 with a Fuji XT-5 with polarizer on a 50-140mm lens set a 50mm focal length (handheld). Very bright sunlight F22/ ISO 200/ SS@1/80 second.

Joe Horler says:
February 14, 2023 at 10:52 am
The second image is of one of the Woman finalists in the Slope Style event as she reaches the finish area. I followed her as she completed her run panning her as she crossed in front of me. Image brightened slightly (it was a polarized shot ) and cropped slightly.
F 15/ISO 125/SS@ 1/70 second.

Ron says:
February 15, 2023 at 4:37 pm
This is my attempt to illustrate time & motion by blurring the cuckoo bird and the pendulum, while keeping the clock sharp. Used Time Priority setting set to 5 seconds, ISO 100. The camera chose an aperture of f/25. Taken with tripod and remote shutter release. Sharpening in GIMP.

Bill Stilwell says:
February 16, 2023 at 8:12 am
Excellent photo Ron. Was the lighting just normal indoor light from nearby windows?

Ron says:
February 16, 2023 at 11:52 am
Thanks Bill. Yes, southern exposure taken mid-afternoon.

Bill Stilwell says:
February 16, 2023 at 12:16 pm
Dogs playing in cool winter air with brilliant sunshine in mid afternoon.
Wide angle lens, 16mm FF equivalent, with a number 16 neutral density filter. This combination was chosen so the fast moving dogs will still be in the frame when the camera is held in a stationary position and with a long exposure of 1/15 s shutter speed that would not cause overexposure problems but allow for the blurring action of the dogs’ movements.
ISO 100, f 6.3, s.s. 1/15.