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Day 21 July 2011: Show us how you use blur


21 Jul 2011 12:00AM
We want to see shots of waterfalls taken with slow shutter speeds, portraits with out of focus backgrounds, cars with backgrounds blurred to create a sense of speed and any other shots where you've used blur creatively .

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digipix76 10 577 England
21 Jul 2011 12:13AM

Lensbaby muse and soft optic.
f8 13 9.2k 22 England
21 Jul 2011 12:26AM

A Lakeland scene.
21 Jul 2011 6:52AM


MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
21 Jul 2011 8:29AM

West Burton Falls
ianrobinson Plus
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:51AM

I use Blurr for Landscape effects like this one, also sea effect, capturing vehicle motion, peoples motion like sports or running to give a sense of speed.
I also use blur to get rid of unwanted backgrounds in portraits and such like.

MissyA79 6 1
21 Jul 2011 9:36AM
These images are amazing! I am a beginner starting in the world of DSLR -Can you advise what lens you used please?
kaybee 13 5.3k 25 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 12:28PM

1/2sec exposure with 28mm lens (35mm equivalent).
I was sitting on a seat and just rested the camera between my legs and waited until a few people were walking past
Ozzie55 8 9 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 12:58PM

Taken at Lumiere Light Show in Durham City, whilst pushing my way through the crowds.
The lady in this shot was pushing a child in a buggy, it should be in the centre of the image though the camera seems to have made it disappear.
Very interesting shots were taken that night
bainsybike 7 325 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 1:59PM

f8 13 9.2k 22 England
21 Jul 2011 4:15PM

Quote:These images are amazing! I am a beginner starting in the world of DSLR -Can you advise what lens you used please?

It matters not what lens you use,its the time lapse of the shutter that makes the picture, which depends on the speed of the subjects movement.
Carabosse Plus
14 40.9k 269 England
24 Jul 2011 2:11AM
Allowed the runner to blur a bit here rather than select a fast shutter speed or pan the shot.


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