Thursday, October 7, 2010

abstract motion



When I first downloaded the above photo from my camera, my husband commented over my shoulder "it looks like barcode".  I love the happy accidents of photography.  I took a photo of the redwoods near my home and sure they were pretty and majestic and all the things that towering trees can be, but it didn't excite me.  Knowing that our prompt for motion was coming up I experimented with moving the camera sharply, softly, wildly, gently over and over.  Thankfully I was at an art festival and no one gave my spastic camera handling a second glance.  At least I don't think they did.  Now I'm paranoid.

As an extra treat, move your mouse over the photo and see the still image I took first.  Nice, right?  But boring.  Now if you're ever so slightly obsessive (like me) go back and forth rapidly, on and off the photo.  Fun!

Lisa-Marie's photo gave me the same sense of being slightly off balance, moving with the action in the picture.  It's a powerful medium we're partaking in, when a still image can affect us in an almost physical way, along with the more common visual and emotional response.

Happy accidents to you all!

cheers,
mosey

Untitled by Lisa-Marie Halliday

15 comments:

Suki said...

beautiful pictures!! I really love your barcode picture.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Wow, you can really feel the movement in those shots!

blue elephant photography said...

haha it's fun mousing over and out of it! yeah i do like the barcode looking version! i love these motion photos =)

Kirstin Mckee said...

That has to b the most beautiful barcode picture ever. And the feeling of being off balance in the second is great too. Thank goodness for happy accidents.

Expressions By Christine said...

Two wonderful motion images. That top one can be a bit addictive to play with like that! :o)

lucy said...

love love love both photos. i feel energized! great work ladies!

Kat said...

So wonderful Kim! I agree - photography is a powerful medium. I can't get enough of it!

Tammy Lee said...

Great motion shots. Yes, it is fun to hover over and over. Kyle and I are enjoying it this morning. :)

Jamie said...

A very happy accident

Oliag said...

I thoroughly enjoy both photos...I love the sense of movement...

April said...

So cool, I love both abstract pictures!

Creatissimo said...

Great!

michel said...

love these! love! your rollover is the shizznat! nice job on the pairing I am going to go make happy accidents now - oh p.s. people are definitely talking.... xox

Lori Sanders said...

Wonderful photo. Check out work by Freeman Patterson he was a big inspiration for me.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Love the "barcode" and the way you gave us access to before & after.

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