This week I fully intended to get out and about and take some pictures for this week’s Photo Friday challenge – Motion. But our two youngest have been ill, and it’s work tomorrow, so I suspect that I wont have the opportunity to take much of anything in time to submit it.

So, I decided to do some work on this image instead, mainly because I really didn’t have anything more suitable to use. Oddly, out of several thousand photographs I’ve taken in recent years, not one of them has much to do with motion. I suspect this says something about how I see my photography, but I haven’t had the time to think it through, so I wont speculate – I will think about it though.

But back to this image: it’s a series of overlapping segments that are increasingly blurred the further you move away from the center of the Ferris Wheel. The blurring was achieved in two steps: first, I used Photoshop’s radial blur (set to zoom), then added a (Gaussian) blurred version of that layer set to Overlay blending mode. My hope, in the absence of a ‘real’ image of something that conveys motion, is that this image goes some way towards capturing this theme.

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