Day 18 Theme: Movement

Today’s theme is “movement.” Short of trying my hand at night trails, I haven’t had much experience taking photographs of moving objects. It was a little more difficult than I imagined.

I wanted to head out today and explore my city, but I am not feeling well, and since I start a new job tomorrow, I decided to stick close to home. We live on a fairly busy residential road, so I took my camera and tripod outside, set it up on my front lawn and tried to get photos of cars driving down the street.

Darren Rowse provides readers with a few examples of how to effectively capture motion in photography in his article on the Digital Photo School website. You can find that article here.

In the below photos, I wanted to create the feeling of movement by blurring the cars as they drove past. I played around with different shutter speeds, even tried my hand at using the “bulb” function on my camera. I like how in some of the photos the cars seem to be ghostly and levitating over the road.

It is slightly windy outside today so I tried to capture the movement of the moss in the oak trees in my front yard. I wasn’t very impressed with the outcome, but I definitely feel as if it communicates the theme of the challenge.

Well, that’s it for today. I am going to go pop some sinus medicine and watch Hulu all day so I can be ready for my first day at my new job tomorrow.

Enjoy, and I’ll see you later.

Tomorrow’s theme: Smile

Movement-3Nikon D7200
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Nikon D7200
ISO 100
1/8 sec.

Nikon D7200
ISO 100
1/10 sec.

Nikon D7200
ISO 100
2.0 sec.

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