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The Elusive Motion Blur

In the past two years I have taken around 18,000 images of horses on the beach, keeping over 13,000...But the one image that has eluded has been a really successful motion blur image.

I have tried a variety of techniques to get the image I am envisioning, but so far I have not been able to capture it in camera.  What I really want is an image where the background is a total blur of streaking colors, created by my panning motion, and the horse and rider are somewhat sharp and realistic looking. I have tried shutter speeds ranging from ¼ sec to 1/60 sec but none give that effect ...  Today I will post some examples taken between a 1/15th and 1/60th sec. 

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True Love

It is really something to see the special bond with a person and an animal, especially the bond between a girl and her horse. Tori and Renegade are the perfect example of “True Love.” Once again I had the privilege of witnessing that bond and capturing it to share with others. Thanks again Tori!...Here are five images, let me know which is your favorite.

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They have birds too!

Did I mention that there are birds to photograph at the Florida Birding and Photo Fest as well! ...

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Cowgirl Portraits

Today I thought I would post a few of the portraits or more intimate images of the riders and their horses. This is my second year photographing the same model/riders and it has been fun getting to know them and watching the young girls grow up...

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LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. To learn more, click here.

 

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