Friday, September 24, 2010

and the next theme is ... motion

The autumn wind rippling a field of grain.  A lace curtain caught on a breeze.  A child chasing after a red ball.  The beating of a raven's wings.   The neon stream of car lights on a night highway.

For the next theme, we want you to capture MOTION & MOVEMENT.   There are a number of ways to evoke motion in your photos:  slowing down your shutter speed, taking a long exposure, panning, moving yourself or your camera (have you tried the camera toss?).  We encourage you to play and experiment and explore the dizzying possibilities of the world in motion.

Have you seen the work of Daniel Ranalli?  He has created a series called "Snail Drawings" that shows both stillness and motion in a diptych format.  Ranalli says of his work, "The series is based on the drawings made by snails on the wet sand in the intertidal zone ... I choreograph the snails’ starting positions, and then photograph the marks they make over time."  I love the unusual creative vision and surprise of these compelling black and white photos.  You can see the series here.

Tomorrow, Tammy kicks off our 9 days of musing on MORNING. And, I just have to say -- every time we announce a new theme we're bowled over by the photos you're posting to the flickr pool.  So gorgeous!  Keep them coming!


Kim said...

Those Snail Drawings are so cool! Thanks for sharing the link.

cicely said...

I agree, the snail drawings are so interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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