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Motion Blur Imagery. But not in black and white.

Using film in the Pentax LX SLR Camera, it was a deliberate intention at times to create ‘Motion Blur’. There were a few of us on Flickr that were fans. We used to get catches of ethereal light mixed in synergy with the surrounding dark presences. They were very much eerie and very mystical catches. 

For example: A winding moonlit river taken out of a possible normal sharp capture context to become a blur of whimsical or sinister light invasion into the area surrounding it’s flowing presence. The river danced it’s reflective moonlit patterns shimmering off it’s surface and into the swaying grasses like an invasion of fireflies. Now you can close your eyes and stir the imagination. 

I never took a photograph of that scenario. I just used the above word salad to describe the possibilities.

Here in the photograph above? An iPad image of similar Motion Blur (MB) nature. All MB is in reality is simply moving the lens in any specific shape in the air. An infinity sign, an alphabet letter shape, a spiral, etc. A film camera, my fave choice of a SLR (Single Lens Reflex camera), allows you to choose shutter speed which can alter results profoundly. Elongated shutter open equals more light entering the lens. An image hitting the negative film with a story to tell can stick around a bit longer and call it’s own tune. An iPad can’t do that. It clicks quickly and over and done. Capture at speed. 

This photograph here above is of a simple decorative pencil pot! Destroys the whole imagined scenario that bit of information doesn’t it? And there you were thinking, maybe, very H R Giger !?