Motion Blur – Giving it a go

I have seen numerous photographs across the internet of motion blur.  I am beginning to quite like this effect.  So I thought I’d give it a go.

Through the glade
The photograph was taken in Spring 2017 of the Ashenbank Woods, near Cobham in Kent,

For the above shot.  I just sent the image into Photoshop from Lightroom.  Then once in Photoshop, I duplicated the layer.

Then I added a motion blur filter with the following settings

motion blur

Only the distance I used was 128.

For this image.

Ashenbank Woods
Ashenbank Woods – Good Friday 2017

For the above image, I used the motion blur filter twice.  Once at a setting of 128 and then again at 145.

On both images, I removed the blur from the bottom section of the image by adding a layer mask and then using a gradient filter to mask out the area where I didn’t want the blur effect.

Motion blur - layers

Using the above techniques to me, makes images appear to have more of an abstract feel.  Which again perfectly fits into this week’s Lens-Artists challenge set by Patti called Abstract.

6 thoughts on “Motion Blur – Giving it a go

  1. Very interesting Bren – I do my motion blurs in camera. Didn’t realize there was a filter in P/S to do the same thing. You’ve created some terrific abstracts!


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