I was not expecting to like my submission to this week’s photo challenge. The assignment was to either get a panning shot of something moving against a blurred background (I was tempted to try and capture my daughter whizzing by on her pink scooter.) or to move the camera to pan a stationary item. Creating a purposely blurry shot kind of bugs me, which is why I didn’t expect to like anything. But, you never know, do you? I went into my yard for all of five minutes and clicked a few quick blurry pictures of plants and ended up with not one, but two I actually liked.
In his intro video, Ricky Tims said that the point was to capture something “impressionistic.” That’s a much more positive spin on blurry.