Blurring the Lines
I’ve been doing a lot of motion blur lately while out walking or waiting for the bus. This crossing gets a lot of traffic at the top of the hour, but I have hitherto preferred to capture a few people crossing rather than the great mass of pedestrians.
Bikes and cars both offer longer lines at the (relatively) fast shutter speeds I use when handholding my X100:
I can reliably handhold the X100 down to about 1/8 second, if I tuck my elbows, hold my breath after exhaling, and don’t mash the shutter. As a friend of mine described it, it’s like fusing video with still photography: the motion is clearly expressed against a sharp background.