Movement: August Photo Challenge

After missing the July photo challenge – I just didn’t seem to get any inspiration for “Communication” I was determined to produce something for August.  In August we made our annual trip to Newfoundland to visit my in-laws and it’s usually the most photos I take in a year.  This year we visited for two weeks and I took 1200 photos.  Keeping the theme of movement in mind I have a few photos to share.

I found that my photos of movement naturally resolved into a few categories.

The first photo is of a boat in Petty Harbour.  It’s the “ironic” movement photo.

We saw this boat in Petty Harbour.

“Motion Bay”, Petty Harbour, Newfoundland

I spent a lot of time trying to get the perfect motion blur with water photo, but without a tri-pod it was a bit difficult. This was the only one that turned out worth sharing.

Stream

My kids, especially the big one, are in constant motion.  In fact, it’s hard to get him to stop moving long enough to take a photo.  So many photos of movement as we hiked and explored around Newfoundland.

Hiking near Grates Cove

Hiking near Grates Cove

Playing on the Beach at Salmon Cove.

Playing on the Beach at Salmon Cove.

Hiking near Maddox Cove.

Hiking near Maddox Cove.

And of course, here’s the little one, who’s desperate to move, but so far all he’s mastered is backwards.

I really want to crawl!  Look at me, I'm almost ready!

I really want to crawl! Look at me, I’m almost ready!

He starts out here.

He starts out here.

and then moves over here...

and then moves over here…

and finally, ended up over here!

and finally, ended up over here!

And here’s a final one of much of the family heading across a river.

Where the Manuels River meets the sea.

Where the Manuels River meets the sea.

 

Then I tired for the motion blur photos at night. The first two are from my Family Reunion at the beginning of August and the second two from out camping trip with a few other families at the end of August. Again, a tripod would have helped.

Long Exposure at the family Reunion

Long Exposure at the family Reunion

impromptu two step at the Family Reunion

impromptu two step at the Family Reunion

Little boys with head torches

Little boys with head torches

Little boys with head torches in the woods

Little boys with head torches in the woods

Finally, the trouble with capturing “Movement” using a still camera is that, well, it’s a still shot. This short video has a few series of photos put together that allows the movement to really stand out.

(about the Lego… I had visions of making a little movie for the big boy… but I’m not sure I’ll actually get it together. Stop motion is a lot of work! However, I did have fun playing around a little bit. Maybe someday I’ll actually do a project like that!