panning & blurring

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Blur.”

I remember getting very enthusiastic about panning and blurring when I read about it a few years ago but even though I followed all of Darren Rowse’s tips and advice from the DPS I still didn’t have much success.  However, being inspired by a close friend, Monica Lelli, I decided to blur landscapes, seascapes, trees and even the masts of boatsP1030395aaa

ending up with beautiful blocks of colour and minimal abstract landscapes.

aaUsing a slow enough shutter speed even trees and boat masts look extraordinarily out of the ordinary.

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So I think I will carry on purposely ‘blurring the lines’ just for the joy of seeing the end result.

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Blur

Published by dmanderphoto

Dawn Mander, a Blackpool-based self taught photographer, exhibited worldwide,notably USA, Australia, Canada, Hamburg, Moscow Italy and U.K. and published internationally both in print and online. Dawn runs street photography walks in her hometown of Blackpool and gives talks at local colleges, schools and photography groups. In 2018 Dawn was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign celebrating women in photography and in 2019 exhibited with over 80 female photographers in the RPS 'Representation on the Line:(Un)framing our Identities' held in Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool. For the latter she also executed the roles of organiser and co-curator. Dawn continues to work on her #DocumentingBlackpool & #PortraitofBlackpool series and is currently creating and co-curating exhibitions and community art projects at HIVE Blackpool. 2021 - Format Mass Isolation Project. The Peoples Picture at Quad in Derby https://thepeoplespicture.com/massisolationformat 2021 - Double Trouble Festival, Women in Street/ Unexposed Collective exhibition at Bondi Beach and Brisbane Australia. 2020/21 Large Scale Images printed and exhibited in the HIVEArts Blackpool Tramstop Takeover. 2020 - Rankin 2020 book contributor 2020 - Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool contributor fro #worktownghosttown online documentary series, exploring the effects of pandemic and Covid lockdown on Blackpool. 2019 - RPS Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool 2019 - Women in Street Double Trouble collective exhibition in San Fransisco USA. 2019 - Works shown at Millepiani collective exhibitions In Rome Italy. 2019 - Stills photographer for Farrena Films - The Other Side with Valerie Hope. 2019 - Promotional images shown at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California USA 2019 - HotBed Press 20/20 print collective shown at Cube in Moscow. part of the Arrested ReDevelopment Collective Blackpool. 2019 - Publicity shots for Virgin Trains promoting travel to Blackpool. 2018 - exhibited and sold works at Manchester Art Fair. 2018 - Seaside Special Postcards from the Edge. Book Cover pub: BlueMoose Books 2018 - works exhibited at Hebden Bridge Art Fair 2015-2017. Local exhibitions in Blackpool: HIVE Blackpool, The Grundy Art Gallery, The Grand Theatre, It's A Gallery, Shaws, The Solaris Centre, The Galleon, Barista. Publications: 2020 - Rankin 2020 June 2015 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine. July 2015 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine. November 2016 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine 2017 - The Guardian 2016 - The Guardian 2016 - Lancashire Life. 2015 - World Street Photography Book.

6 thoughts on “panning & blurring

  1. These are just gorgeous. Without wanting to be a big copy cat I really must try this because I think they would look lovely printed and framed in my bedroom. I have been wracking my brains to think what to put in there. Well done Dawn, utterly beautiful shots yet again x

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  2. I very much doubt my attempts will be anything like as beautiful as these, and I will have to read up on this first but if I do try it I will hugely credit you for being totally inspirational and it is rare for me to go… ‘Oh I need to try that’ as usually I have tried it but I have not tried this xx

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