In Motion: Weekly Photography Challenge

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This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘In Motion’.

Image by Midlander1231

This gives you a great opportunity to practice a range of photographic techniques (like panning, zooming, slow sync flash) in a variety of settings – after all there’s ‘motion’ everywhere around us.

Before you head off to shoot your image – here are a few posts from our archives that might help with capturing some motion shots:

Once you’ve taken your ‘In Motion’ shots, upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our comments tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSINMOTION to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Available Light Portraits challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

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  • Alex

    2 images I happen to have snapped, not with the intention of capturing motion.
    [eimg url=’http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7844318054_c38842324e_o.jpg’ title=’7844318054_c38842324e_o.jpg’][eimg url=’http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7840439118_509b1012f2_o.jpg’ title=’7840439118_509b1012f2_o.jpg’]

  • [eimg url=’http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ACNI4cfuUq8/UiqS3KloK4I/AAAAAAAADEw/tjyfI3-V7sc/s1600/DSC_6925.jpg’ title=’DSC_6925.jpg’]

  • Mike Benton

    My first submission anywhere, and I thought I’d try something other than blur to denote movement. This is my dog Zeke engaged in his favorite activity, taken on vacation in northern Minnesota last week. Sadly, I mistakenly set my camera for JPEG rather than RAW/JPEG, so my first time using Elements maybe wasn’t all it could be.

  • Mike Benton

    My first submission anywhere! I thought I’d use something other than blur to denote motion. This is my dog Zeke engaged in his favorite activity. The shot was taken on vacation in northern Minnesota last week. Sadly, I mistakenly set my camera to shoot JPEG only rather than JPEG/RAW, so my first time using Elements was a bit limited. I’ll get it right one of these days.
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/103019818@N06/9905179776/’ title=’zekeswim’ url=’http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/9905179776_12c1d94f46.jpg’]

  • [eimg url=’http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/9887980493_a96f7ee187.jpg’ title=’9887980493_a96f7ee187.jpg’]

  • My entries:

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/streetshots/e6d00de9d
    Shopping frenzy in preparation for Eid Festival at SOGO Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/streetshots/e6c7e1190
    Rushing to catch subway train at KLCC station in Kuala Lumpur

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/streetshots/e20dd181a
    Waiting for the right train

  • Forgive me If I am not doing this right…. I revisited the Michelle Kwan statue for this challege. I think this one is a little better. the lights for the statue were not working so I had to use a flashlight. [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_strausbauch/9909185705/’ title=’twirl3′ url=’http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/9909185705_0961985c14_c.jpg’]

  • Take off..
    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/95120761@N05/9912334375/’ title=’In Motion’ url=’http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/9912334375_8cd60b190b.jpg’]

  • Lahla Cunningham

    fluid motion

  • Kim

    A different kind of motion…
    https://eclecto.see.me/element/3185854/

  • Mario Oostendorp

  • peter ilanovsky

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/beeebeee/9952360736/’ title=’rushing london bus’ url=’http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9952360736_221e844f14_c.jpg’]

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beeebeee/9952360866/in/photostream/

  • Naveen

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/90703670@N02/9967145264/’ title=’Independance day 021′ url=’http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9967145264_fc2a4c3b18.jpg’]

  • Ren

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/102802083@N02/9879465624/’ title=’Motion’ url=’http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/9879465624_6b7c461324.jpg’]

  • Ren
  • matthew

    [eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/92331935@N08/10012946605/’ title=’IMG_0968′ url=’http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/10012946605_f309e12b1d.jpg’]

  • matthew
  • antony madhu

    a tailor bird flying away from it’s clumsy nest

  • NadiL820

    Just over the Flat Bridge, the most feared bridge in Jamaica.

  • I don’t have a name for this photo yet…any suggestions

Some Older Comments

  • matthew October 2, 2013 03:47 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92331935@N08/10012946605/sizes/z/in/photostream/

  • matthew October 2, 2013 03:28 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/92331935@N08/10012946605/' title='IMG_0968' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/10012946605_f309e12b1d.jpg']

  • Ren September 28, 2013 09:16 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/102802083@N02/9879465624/

  • Ren September 28, 2013 09:15 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/102802083@N02/9879465624/' title='Motion' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/9879465624_6b7c461324.jpg']

  • Naveen September 28, 2013 01:14 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/90703670@N02/9967145264/' title='Independance day 021' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9967145264_fc2a4c3b18.jpg']

  • peter ilanovsky September 27, 2013 05:20 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/beeebeee/9952360736/' title='rushing london bus' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/9952360736_221e844f14_c.jpg']

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beeebeee/9952360866/in/photostream/

  • Mario Oostendorp September 27, 2013 04:33 am

  • Kim September 27, 2013 12:40 am

    A different kind of motion...
    https://eclecto.see.me/element/3185854/

  • Bruce September 25, 2013 12:06 pm

    www.maksikkar.smugmug.com

    Birds in motion

  • Lahla Cunningham September 25, 2013 11:46 am

    fluid motion

  • ELCMJ- September 24, 2013 09:47 pm

    http://whatsinanikon.blogspot.be/2012/04/boys-and-toys.html

  • Senthu Vj September 24, 2013 06:49 pm

    Take off..
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/95120761@N05/9912334375/' title='In Motion' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/9912334375_8cd60b190b.jpg']

  • Michael Strausbauch September 24, 2013 01:45 pm

    Forgive me If I am not doing this right.... I revisited the Michelle Kwan statue for this challege. I think this one is a little better. the lights for the statue were not working so I had to use a flashlight. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_strausbauch/9909185705/' title='twirl3' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/9909185705_0961985c14_c.jpg']

  • Zain Abdullah September 24, 2013 11:28 am

    My entries:

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/streetshots/e6d00de9d
    Shopping frenzy in preparation for Eid Festival at SOGO Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/streetshots/e6c7e1190
    Rushing to catch subway train at KLCC station in Kuala Lumpur

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/streetshots/e20dd181a
    Waiting for the right train

  • Pete Beckwermert September 24, 2013 10:07 am

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/9887980493_a96f7ee187.jpg' title='9887980493_a96f7ee187.jpg']

  • Mike Benton September 24, 2013 08:30 am

    My first submission anywhere! I thought I'd use something other than blur to denote motion. This is my dog Zeke engaged in his favorite activity. The shot was taken on vacation in northern Minnesota last week. Sadly, I mistakenly set my camera to shoot JPEG only rather than JPEG/RAW, so my first time using Elements was a bit limited. I'll get it right one of these days.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/103019818@N06/9905179776/' title='zekeswim' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/9905179776_12c1d94f46.jpg']

  • Mike Benton September 24, 2013 08:05 am

    My first submission anywhere, and I thought I'd try something other than blur to denote movement. This is my dog Zeke engaged in his favorite activity, taken on vacation in northern Minnesota last week. Sadly, I mistakenly set my camera for JPEG rather than RAW/JPEG, so my first time using Elements maybe wasn't all it could be.

  • Tina September 24, 2013 04:10 am

    [eimg url='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ACNI4cfuUq8/UiqS3KloK4I/AAAAAAAADEw/tjyfI3-V7sc/s1600/DSC_6925.jpg' title='DSC_6925.jpg']

  • Alex September 24, 2013 01:12 am

    2 images I happen to have snapped, not with the intention of capturing motion.
    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7844318054_c38842324e_o.jpg' title='7844318054_c38842324e_o.jpg'][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7840439118_509b1012f2_o.jpg' title='7840439118_509b1012f2_o.jpg']

  • Richard September 24, 2013 12:32 am

    [eimg url='https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12705683/Portfolio/IMG_8311.jpg' title='IMG_8311.jpg']

  • Ian Macey September 23, 2013 08:02 pm

    This photo of Ben Holland & Lee Watson racing their sidecar was taken at Brands Hatch in Kent during round 6 of the British Superbike Championship.

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/9344766723_ef5a074074_c.jpg' title='9344766723_ef5a074074_c.jpg']

  • Raluca Piteiu September 23, 2013 05:22 pm

    Here's my take on this week's theme

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralucapiteiu/9892020465/' title='Waiting in line' url='http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/9892020465_e235d04ec8.jpg']

  • Richard September 23, 2013 03:39 pm

    [eimg url='https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12705683/Portfolio/IMG_8311b.jpg' title='IMG_8311b.jpg']

  • Brianna September 23, 2013 02:04 pm

    My long Exposure of cars driving by. Took this picture as an assignment for my community college course. I used my film Nikon camera.

    [eimg url='https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/310959_625948254100590_697696807_n.jpg' title='310959_625948254100590_697696807_n.jpg']

  • Robert Alamo September 23, 2013 01:29 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralamo/5944827231/' title='Cross Island Expwy' url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6121/5944827231_9bfdfc9a06.jpg']

  • Pete Beckwermert September 23, 2013 12:04 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/9595558702_44e6dc4f42.jpg' title='9595558702_44e6dc4f42.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/9887980493_a96f7ee187.jpg' title='9887980493_a96f7ee187.jpg']

  • Phillip Trueba September 23, 2013 09:20 am

    [eimg url='http://24.media.tumblr.com/b86e8a82d001ef05b1b8c2699e027470/tumblr_mgsvreslS41s3evdko1_1280.jpg' title='tumblr_mgsvreslS41s3evdko1_1280.jpg']

  • Rob September 23, 2013 08:02 am

    Mine
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31552168@N05/9884079473/

  • roman September 23, 2013 06:56 am

    looks like first time submission failed. Here we go again.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmn77/9882824863/' title='humm' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/9882824863_27e11c6fb4.jpg']

  • roman September 23, 2013 06:53 am

    took this one at my friends house in Montana
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmn77/9882824863/' title='humm' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/9882824863_27e11c6fb4.jpg']

  • Sherri September 23, 2013 05:03 am

    I do a lot of high school sideline photog stuff... Lots of chances for motion

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/messymind/9793921683/

    I'm getting better at it... still have a ways to go though

  • Fabio Petry September 23, 2013 03:17 am

    My two cents :)

    http://flic.kr/p/fGvV1t

    http://flic.kr/p/eLLxGW

  • Jeff E Jensen September 22, 2013 11:13 pm

    Some favorites of my family from a couple of years ago:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/10/motion.html

  • blueb3ll September 22, 2013 09:36 pm

    Training for the Marathon

    http://500px.com/photo/47107074

  • Stacy Lynn September 22, 2013 03:44 pm

    First time here... Buzzzzz buzzzzz

    http://secretplaces.zenfolio.com/p170602106/h70e09551#h70e09551

  • Don Koupal September 22, 2013 01:20 pm

    Police Motor Training. First panning attempt.

    [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/9866486676_f28cb8b674.jpg' title='9866486676_f28cb8b674.jpg']

  • Jay September 22, 2013 11:36 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayaruwan/9863609054/

  • Brianna September 22, 2013 10:07 am

    I took this picture in April as a long exposure assignment for the film community college course I was taking. I took this picture with my Nikon N55 (28-80mm lens), film camera. I think it one of my best long exposures, and figured I would share it. Would like to enter it into the “In Motion: Weekly Photography Challenge”, but I'm new to this site & I am not sure how to do that entirely.

    [eimg url='https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=625948254100590&set=a.219741334721286.69071.100000562635617&type=3&theater' title='photo.php?fbid=625948254100590&set=a.219741334721286.69071.100000562635617&type=3&theater']

  • Gary Paakkonen September 22, 2013 08:35 am

    my Daughter and Grandson on a carousel

    [url=http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Family/Riverside-Park-Carnival/i-vnRSvWZ/A][eimg url='http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Family/Riverside-Park-Carnival/i-vnRSvWZ/1/L/_GPP1543-L.jpg' title='_GPP1543-L.jpg'][/url]

    handheld
    Nikon D300s
    Sigma 17-70/2.8-4
    f11, 1/15th sec

  • Larry Kramer September 22, 2013 08:32 am

    Concentration

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oki-tribe/8585440246/

  • Stacy Lynn September 22, 2013 07:12 am

    Buzzzzz Buzzzzzzz

    [eimg url='http://secretplaces.zenfolio.com/p170602106/h70e09551#h70e09551' title='h70e09551#h70e09551']

    Hope that worked, this is my first time

  • Bruce September 22, 2013 04:43 am

    Birds in motion

    www.maksikkar.smugmug.com/birds

  • Matthew Battison September 22, 2013 12:47 am

    Taken last week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_battison/9788401935/

  • Andrew September 22, 2013 12:32 am

    Two of several 'movement' shots taken during an Urban photo walk in Shoreditch, London last weekend

    http://andys-scribblings.co.uk/photo/three-bollards/urban_eye-20/
    http://andys-scribblings.co.uk/photo/urban-eye-photography/urban_eye-1/

  • Richard Moult September 22, 2013 12:17 am

    Bathing Sparrow.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/96468061@N03/9273466891/

  • al guzman September 22, 2013 12:14 am

    5K Runner

  • FranP September 21, 2013 11:48 pm

    Whispering Wings

  • Jef September 21, 2013 11:44 pm

    Experimenting with panning with a skateboarding friend.

    [eimg url='https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1097158_508211985928604_920281164_o.jpg' title='1097158_508211985928604_920281164_o.jpg']

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1097158_508211985928604_920281164_o.jpg

  • Jack Foster Mancilla September 21, 2013 04:21 pm

    Nicol

  • joshi daniel September 21, 2013 03:40 pm

    Mine: http://wp.me/silml-208

  • Larry Kramer September 21, 2013 02:11 pm

    Wipe out!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oki-tribe/7013562295/in/set-72157629298225682/

  • raghavendra September 21, 2013 12:58 pm

    Pigeons playground is the sky!

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.in/2011/08/pigeons-playground.html

  • Michael Strausbauch September 21, 2013 12:01 pm

    I just found this challenge. I am inspired to revisit this old photo subject sometime this week . I discovered the slow sync setting on the camera and that the figure spins both by accident the same night.
    www.flickr.com/photos/michael_strausbauch/7164887777/

  • DiscoJ September 21, 2013 10:38 am

    This was a taxi in Tokyo

    http://flic.kr/p/g11463

  • inkid September 21, 2013 10:17 am

    Motion at St Ann, Bukit Mertajam
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkid/5977642716/

  • John McNamara September 21, 2013 09:34 am

    Noon in Herald Square, NY

    https://secure.flickr.com/photos/johnmac1952/9843861603/

  • Tom OConnor September 21, 2013 08:37 am

    Here's one of a moving fan:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p267114756/eec630b0

  • Gagan September 21, 2013 08:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gagansadana/9069136137/

  • Gagan September 21, 2013 07:57 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/gagansadana/9069136137/' title='Train [B]rush' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/9069136137_d180b0f7e3.jpg']

    I clicked this shot at St.Pancras station in London. Well, I really wanted to capture the movement of the train, and somehow decided to position myself opposite the people waiting across the platform. Somehow the timing worked perfectly.

  • Manny September 21, 2013 07:48 am

    I noticed a motorcycle cop flying down the road and wanted to capture a lot of motion, but more so than a pan at say, 1/125. I reduced the shutter speed to 1/8, which added more of a frantic sense of movement to go with his hurried pace.

  • Steve September 21, 2013 07:25 am

    Motion in the air

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Aircraft/G0000lDndBruigBo/I0000piRH4YcM7l8

  • frlorig September 21, 2013 07:18 am

    I wanted to show the energy of a concert. I switched to shutter priority and hoped the guitar would start sharp. Very happy with the result.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/frlorig/9656931450/' title='Lifehouse (30 of 83)' url='http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/9656931450_39184f3393.jpg']

  • ScottC September 21, 2013 07:17 am

    Great subject!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/4875729393/

  • Jef Cumps September 21, 2013 07:07 am

    @Tom: great picture, I really like the energy it shows!

  • Lukasz September 21, 2013 06:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazlo/9842861666/

  • tom September 21, 2013 06:22 am

    Taken two years ago but still a picture I like a lot...

    http://www.image-me.de/wps/?p=478

  • tom September 21, 2013 06:20 am

    Taken 2 years ago but still a picture I like a lot...
    [eimg url='http://www.image-me.de/wps/?p=478' title='?p=478']

  • R. Cooper September 21, 2013 05:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fobonic/9634779884/
    A seagull in mid-flight. I was very happy with the capture considering I used a 40mm lens. (S)He was flying right above me it was a rather beautiful sight!
    R.Cooper.
    -Fun challenge.

  • Thomas Schmidt September 21, 2013 05:59 am

    Some weeks ago I tried some motion blur photos with landing aircrafts:

    http://thoschmiphotos.blogspot.de/2013/06/landing-aircraft.html

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