Nudge kindly sent me the image below from the No Barriers event a few weeks ago in May13. Although when taking shots like this its good to have a fast shutter speed, it does literally freeze the action, in effect I could not be moving in the image when in fact I was doing close to 40mph.
For those with a little photoshop knowledge it is quite easy to give the original image a little tweak to create the sense of speed or motion. I am not an expert in photography or photoshop, but I will try to explain step by step how I create the sense of motion in a still shot…or create the illusion of a panning shot.
Photo Take by Nudge at No Barriers 13
- open the image in photoshop, image 1
- create a copy (layer) of the image image 2
- image 2, using the pen tool, follow the outline image of the buggy, pilot and lines, then remove everything else.
- image 1, remove any unwanted parts of the image via the clone tool
- image 1, clone out the buggy, pilot and lines, leaving just the back ground
- image 1, using the filters, use the blur, motion blurr to get the desired background blurred in the direction you wish
- image 2 using the pen tool, trace round each wheel, the filter blur, radial blur, to create the illusion the wheels are spinning
- now with the un blurred image 2 sitting on blurred image 1 you end up with the after image above.
There may, and most likely will be easier ways to achieve the same effect, this is just the way I get the effect.