2024-06-18 Motion

The subject for the next two-week Photo Challenge is “Motion”. There are several ways to capture the essence of motion. One way is to capture an image with high shutter speed, freezing the motion. This is best in sports photography where motion is implied in the frozen action. Another way is to use slow shutter speed and show the subject blurred such as head/tail light trails on a road or blurred rushing water in a river. A third way is to use panning, keeping the subject somewhat sharp while the background is blurred. And then the fourth method often used in artistic photography called intentional camera movement. Click Here for a short 7 minute video highlighting the first three methods. Click Here for a 45 min video on artistic ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) photography.

Please upload images no larger than 1600 pixels wide or 1050 pixels high.

21 Responses to 2024-06-18 Motion

  1. Henri says:

    First experiment with ICM after studying John and Lisa Merrill’s presentation. Camera on Manual and auto ISO, 1/4 sec, f/22 using my 24-105mm zoom lens. The technique used was holding the zoom ring with my left hand (at maximum zoom) and rotating the camera counter clockwise then pressing the shutter release button during the middle of the rotation action.

  2. Paul Fesko says:

    After the swim at Sandy Beach

    1/1600s, F4.0, ISO100
    Edited in Lightroom

  3. Della 朱世芸 Ho says:

    tried ICM with flowers. I like the images that still showed the flowers
    ISO 100 85mm f36 1.3second

  4. della says:

    Another image from the same location
    ISO 100 1.3sec. 80mm f36

  5. Henri says:

    ICM zoom, with strong radial lines in the original composition

  6. Paul Fesko says:

    I tried the challenge but think I could have had a bit slower shutter speed. Mountain bike race at Bragg Creek – 20240622

    1/160s, f16, ISO100
    Edited in LR

    • Henri says:

      For sunny day “motion panning” you might need a neutral density filter. Stopping the aperture down to f/22 or smaller might have worked.

  7. Karen Sandra McDaniel says:

    This was a happy accident! I was on the Glenbow Ranch Road (highly recommend) photographing wild flowers, when I zeroed in on this bud (I think it is a Gaillardia) and just as I crouched down, I lost my balance and clicked! Ordinarily, I would delete this picture but after the last zoom lesson, I kept the picture. No rule about the photographers not moving, even if accidentally! Settings: Focal length 155mm, F6, S1/2500, ISO 1000, Auto WB and Matrix Metering.

  8. Bill Stilwell says:

    Using a neutral density filter ( 16 ) and a step ladder to get a better angle I shot several frames training my movement pattern to come close to having the sunflower ornament in the centre and rotation slow enough to show details of the close to centre ferns.
    ISO 100, f 22, ss 0.5 s.

  9. Ron says:

    Back yard flower. Hand held ICM zoom with 18-55 mm lens. ISO 100, f/16, 1/5.

  10. Ron says:

    ICM hand held “Sine wave” motion as per the ICM presentation that Henri posted. ISO 100, f/14, 1.3 sec.

  11. Shannon says:

    Hand Held ICM – Photo of flowers in a pot. Canon R8, ISO 100, 280mm, f/5.6, 1/15 sec.

  12. Shannon says:

    Nisha chasing her tennis ball. Canon R8, ISO 100, 95mm, f5.0, 1/40 sec.

  13. Debbie McCluskey says:

    Was at the Ponoka Stampede on Wednesday and wanted to try my motion on the rodeo events. I used my programmed “bird in flight” settings F8, 1/25000 sec ISO 1600.

  14. Nick says:

    July 1st: Lugged my a camera, tripod, a flag, flag poles, and a 23 litre bucket 3/4 full of bird seed (to hold up flag) out to the Tuscany side of Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Drive. Sort of worth the effort as a way of commemorating Canada Day and shoot a photo for our meet. Multiple exposure setting on my Nikon using a tripod at 1/160 sec., F/4 and ISO 100

  15. Nick says:

    Grandson day at the zoo last week so lightweight photo equipment only, 50 mm lens on camera. We came across this waterfall and thought it might make a decent ‘motion’ shot for photo meet. 1/25 sec. at f/16 and ISO 100. Not tack-sharp as I short it hand-held (no tripod).

  16. tony campos says:

    I tried the handheld ICM technique but wasn’t pleased with any of the shots. I can achieve similar (or better) results in post processing…
    I liked how the background leaves are still visible behind the wind spinner.
    f/22, 1/8, iso100

  17. tony campos says:

    Tried slower speeds but the shots were too blurry – eventually the ducks moved away…
    f/11, 1/250, iso450

  18. Beth says:

    Was on the coast last week and ran into a few problems getting back, so no new motion pictures. Here is one of my favorite picture of motion taken previously. Taken with my 16 mm sigma lens at 15 sec, f/16, ISO 250

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