It’s All A Blur


Another one of those weeks when the challenge title can mean so much, depending on how you interpret it. Yes, you can always go with the guidelines laid down in the challenge but that’s all too easy sometimes. Besides, you  know me, I don’t always follow the challenge guidelines. But this week, I’m going to be good, so here goes.

The donkeys in this photograph were moving so fast that they’ve ended up blurred. Too fast for my camera to catch them. Cars are whizzing by but those donkeys are really moving.

Donkeys

It’s no good saying “hold it” to a moment in real life. – Lord Snowdon – on why you should shoot first and worry about the focusing on the second picture

So I’ll let you into a little secret. The donkeys were just walking along as normal. The cars are stuck in traffic and not moving, therefore I could photograph the cars without them looking blurred. Trick Photography…..

..If you get an opportunity in photography you have to grab it – they don’t come along that often. When you get the chance of a great picture, you have to identify that quickly and make the most of the situation. Whatever age you are you can do that. Even with luck, you will still have to press the shutter at the right time. You need good reflexes and you need to be fit. – John Giles

And I blew it in the next photograph. You can’t shoot in a dark area of the underground, whilst you are moving and so are the musicians. Worse still I had a really slow shutter speed. Shame really, it could have been an interesting photograph

Dark and Gritty

Finally another one of those photographs, slower shutter speed and the point of focus is to the back of the gallery. Once again I’m lucky because the lady in the foreground moved just as I pressed the shutter.

The Gallery

Well, that’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the photographs and as usual here’s what other bloggers are saying about this weeks challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge- Focus – Sky Blue Pink Design
In A Mendocino Mood – Jane Lurie Photography
Clare’s Cosmos A New Happy Place
Weekly Photo Challenge- Focusing on Nature’s Mystery – By Alanna Pass
Fried Ice Cream – Just me musing
Weekly Photo Challenge- Out of Focus – Image & Word
Weekly Photo Challenge- Focus – A Girl with Geography
Photo Challenge; – Searching For Elsewhere
Weekly Photo Challenge- Focus – My Last Photography Blog
Shoot ‘N Go WPC- Focus (or Lack Thereof)

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8 thoughts on “It’s All A Blur

  1. Alison and Don June 19, 2017 / 17:18

    I do see what you mean about the musicians, but I still find the photo interesting, perhaps because I was a designer and artist (abstract paintings) before I was a photographer and that really influences how I see things. The other two are both fabulous photographs that really make you look.
    Alison

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    • Mike Hardisty June 20, 2017 / 08:24

      When i first looked at it when i got home I marked it for the trash can, although usually what really happens is I just don’t import trash can items into Lightroom’s catalogue. I still keep them but just don’t use them. For some reason I decided those musicians might be worth showing at some time, Alison.

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  2. petspeopleandlife June 19, 2017 / 19:44

    Really nice example of blur. These are proof that one should never pass up any photo opportunity. I liked all of the photos but I suppose the donkeys are my favorite. Lots of color in the scene.

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      • petspeopleandlife June 20, 2017 / 19:13

        Donkeys are so cute and actually pretty intelligent. I’d love to be able to have some donkeys that were abused and rescued but I’m too old now. If I were about 50-55 years I’d get 2-3 but alas age has gotten the best of me besides all the family obligations and my cat rescues. Most all of them are older and some are quite old now and require meds and special food.

        That aside, some ranchers and farmers keep a donkey or two with a herd of cattle, sheep or goats. They are good at keeping predators away.

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  3. Su Leslie June 20, 2017 / 01:18

    I like all three shots. The musicians are interesting; sort of dream-like, and I love the woman in the gallery.

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    • Mike Hardisty June 20, 2017 / 08:27

      The woman in the gallery was a stroke of luck that she moved just as I pressed the shutter, Su. The musicians, well sometimes you get it right, sometimes you don’t…

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