The Daily Focal Point

January 15, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — cabenelson @ 11:57 pm

So this challenge is going to be easy! Have blurry pictures?! PERFECT! They are welcome here.

I was inspired by Carlos most recent post HERE with his beautiful use of movement.

There is a certain beauty to movement in photography. I know for me I can be so focused on getting the image super sharp and in focus that I can tend to forget this side of photography. But there are huge groups on Flickr just for “Camera Tossing” Where you open your shutter and literally throw your camera… not kidding. Some of the images are just stunning.

Now I’m not asking you to toss your camera’s 20 feet and see what images you come up with, but I am challenging you to create a photograph with MOVEMENT. A photo that has the feel of objects/subjects moving and for what purpose. These images can be soft and small. Or they can be noisy and chaotic, it’s all up to you.

Here are mine:

Indoor Arena Football – Go Sabercats! (only been to one game) See how his left arm is in focus but everything else is chaotic?

Temple Blur

It doesn’t even need to make sense really… like this

SEND ME YOUR ENTRY BY EMAILING ME THE HTML FLICKR LINK TO YOUR PHOTO. If you DON’T have a Flickr account DON’T WORRY! Just email me your photo as usual. But if you do have a Flickr account, just follow these simple instructions.

* Upload your photo to Flickr
* Click on the “All Sizes Tab” right above the photo
* Select the “MEDIUM” sized (500×335)
* Then just email me the “Copy and Paste the HTML link into your webpage” link

Again, email me your favorite pic (via link or attach it) to cabenelson (at) gmail (dot) com. You’re always welcome to put anything in the email letting me know a description of the image so that I can post it here as well.


Oh… and have fun will ya?



  1. Hey, this is going to be an easy one for me Cabe. Since I still cannot hold this new camera still enough and I am blurring all my pictures, can I submit about 50 or so?

    Comment by tinkerbellsmommakat — January 16, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Sent! Thx for the referral man, great challenge.


    Comment by Carlos Bohorquez Nassar — January 16, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

  3. Okay, I won’t forget this time! Love that football shot.

    Comment by 12littlefeet — January 16, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

  4. looks like fun..I’ll have to give it a try.

    Comment by Sassy — January 17, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

  5. movement. i can do movement. but will i get off my lazy but and DO it? that my friend, we will see. either way, i’m still looking and voting. 🙂

    Comment by heather — January 17, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

  6. Hi I mailed you mine!

    Comment by — January 18, 2009 @ 4:32 am

  7. I emailed mine late!

    Comment by lisa — January 19, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

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