Blurring the Lines

Donna decided that she wanted to go up to Gettysburg to try to get a particular photograph, and I was wanting to do some fall colors again, so off we went. The colors aren't really ready just yet, so I turned my attention to something else -- some artistic blurs, a la Tony Sweet.

These are all straight out of camera, with the only manipulation being to resize them for the blog using On1 Photo 10.5. Clicking a thumbnail will display the full image.

All of the pictures were made with a hand-held Fujifilm X-E2, and either the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 or the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7. Exposures on all but one image (the seed pods) are either 1/8 or 1/4 second, at ISO200. The aperture on most of the pictures was around f/22, although some were wider.

I'd never tried doing this before. The results are pretty good, I think, and some are even interesting. I don't know that they signify the start of any particular new direction for me, but it is a new-to-me technique -- something new for my photography tool bag, so to speak.