The Zoom Blur Effect (15 photos)

With the magic of Photoshop, we can now alter photos to give the illusion of action or motion. A car can look as if it’s racing down a narrow alleyway or a train can look as though it’s zooming right towards us. Birds look as if they’ve taken flight, while performers seem stunningly swept up in their dance.

If you want to make your own zoom blur photos, check out these handy tutorials on eHow or ePHOTOzine. First pic credit.

January 22, 2017

Felted Bird Sculptures Celebrate the Colorful Details of Peacock Feathers

Captivated by color and fascinated with feathers, Australian artist Jill Ffrench handcrafts enchanting felted birds. In her splendid series of peacock pieces, Ffrench pays particular attention to the creatures’ tail feathers, which she adorns with beautifully balanced patterns and eye-catching designs. Composed only of wire, wax, and a range of colorful felt, the sculptures convey both the beauty of birds and the capabilities of the craft itself.

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January 21, 2017

Fluttering Paper Birds Intricately Cut From Old Maps and Atlases

With vintage maps and aged atlases as her guides, London-based artist Claire Brewster crafts airy and ethereal avian cut-outs. Her colorful collection of paper birds play with negative space and silhouettes to illustrate the elegant aesthetic of birds in flight. Each figure features intricately carved feathers that appear to delicately flutter. With extended wings and alternating positions, the birds demonstrate the unique gestures of flying birds.

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