Motion Blur with the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Today I continued experimenting with the Fujifilm FinePix X100 camera.  I decided to try purposely blurring an image to produce a sensation of motion.  I discussed this phenomenon to some extent at pages 58-59 of Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm FinePix X100. There was nothing particularly complicated or tricky about this process; I just set up my eagle figure on a table and set the X100 on a sturdy tripod with a moveable head.  After taking one shot of the eagle with no motion (f/16.0, 0.6 second, ISO 200), I took several shots for which I panned the tripod’s head during a similarly long exposure of at least 0.5 second.  I set the camera to manual exposure mode and manual focus mode.  I turned on the self-timer to a two-second delay so I would have some time to get ready before I had to pan the camera during the exposure.  The shots below are in order by increasing speed of the pan, to show greater motion effects.  I don’t have any particular conclusion to draw from any of this; it was just a quick experiment to see what the motion blur would look like with several different attempts.

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