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It's Not Your Eyesight

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 23 February 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

No, it's not your eyesight! I've been in a 'blurry' mood of late and have been using the iPhone and the 'Slow Shutter' app with 1" exposures and camera movement. The fun part is, you never know what you're going to get, and you don't get the same results twice!

I have taken quite a few of late, so thought I would feature complimentary colors in this collage. Maybe that will be a theme for future ones too!

Remember to try new things when you feel you've hit a 'dry spell.' Things like camera pans can wake up your creative juices and give you wonderful 'color washes.' These flowers were taken by rotating the phone, and by panning.

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Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great outcome of this experiment Barbara! I love the blurry focus and the movement, the colors are just awesome!

23 Feb 2012 6:44am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely trio indeed ! Such wonderful colors ! Great find and try Barbara ! They all seem to dance, blown by the wind.

23 Feb 2012 7:48am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Beautiful colours and flows, Barbara. Even though I like all three pictures I'm permanently drawn to the middle one. Great spring triptych.

23 Feb 2012 8:10am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great composition and blur effect!

23 Feb 2012 8:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5 !

23 Feb 2012 8:33am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely montage of these effects Barbara

23 Feb 2012 8:34am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

on dirait comme du papier froissé

23 Feb 2012 8:59am

Sterre from Netherlands

Great effect and beautiful colors.
Do this also with my camera and you get stunning results.

23 Feb 2012 9:27am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

well done. great shots with nice colors.

23 Feb 2012 9:34am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely work Barbara, and yes we need projects like this in the winter months if we have no "winter scenes" to shoot.

23 Feb 2012 9:56am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Jolie composition finale.
Belles couleurs et luminosité

23 Feb 2012 11:40am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

creativa composición, llena de color!!

23 Feb 2012 4:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

These are so gorgeous, Barbara. I was just sitting on my patio looking at my few daffodils, and thinking about taking some photos, but it is so windy. Then I thought I should try something with long exposures and blur just to see what I got with them dancing in the wind. But, alas, I just came inside and got caught up looking at blog photos. LOL Maybe your cool shots will motivate me to try something new!

23 Feb 2012 5:10pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara. I've actually taken some with the camera still and the wind doing its thing! Here's one I took last year:

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

so beautiful ~ I absolutely love them!!

23 Feb 2012 5:54pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!

23 Feb 2012 6:19pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Looks like watercolours - the blurry exercise is working well.

23 Feb 2012 6:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Always fun to play, particularly when the results are so appealing! Well done Barbara! ;-)

23 Feb 2012 7:19pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very nice title..very interesting composition and treatment!

23 Feb 2012 8:14pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Pretty abstracts image colors. nice creative. great processed.

23 Feb 2012 8:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful. They make such gorgeous abstracts! I can't believe it is with an iPhone!

23 Feb 2012 9:33pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Very creative ideas that produce eye-catching results! I love the center one as the lines seem to resemble whipping flames of a fire.

23 Feb 2012 10:47pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

What a great idea, thanks barbara! I'm going out now to try that. This is a lovely collage, bright and colourful and, yes, I like the results -- on my wall. 4stars. ;OD
PS: I have a plant post coming up for you late-March which you may like.

24 Feb 2012 1:05am

@janina: Thanks, Janina - always love flower posts - my eye goes to them first! Let me know how your slow shutter goodies come out. There was a display of wine glasses catching some great light on a shelf in a store and I panned them and the result was fun too - so it doesn't have to be flowers. :)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nobody does flowers as well as YOU!

24 Feb 2012 2:42am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

le rendu est très joli : bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

24 Feb 2012 9:22am

Anita from United States

Very nice work! Wonderful colors.

24 Feb 2012 2:34pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like the effect and the presentation. Your creativity is boundless, Barbara.

24 Feb 2012 11:42pm

Karen Messick from United States

These are fabulous Barb, I am a big fan of this technique!

25 Feb 2012 2:43am

@Karen Messick: Thanks, and I love your fall color art!

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Good introduction to the photo, this is the intention good about. I find it a very beautiful and successful experiment. Compliment.

25 Feb 2012 10:47am

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

this brings out the cheer beauty of colours - thank you

25 Feb 2012 12:28pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

25 Feb 2012 10:19pm

Hossein saharnaz from Iran

at first thank for your comment ....your technical work is nice Barbara....

27 Feb 2012 4:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful challenge. I want to see more !

18 Mar 2012 5:50am