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.

About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

6 responses to “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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