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Static or Still?

In Design, Photography, Surreal on February 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

Image source: From me to you

This is neither a photograph nor a video- it is called a Cinemagraph. Coined by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (http://cinemagraphs.com/), it is a clever gif-animation produced with several high resolution photographs. The technique creates a somewhat still photograph with subtle moving elements, giving the photograph a very dream-like soft quality to it, and sometimes, such as the instance above, a slightly creepy but surreal feeling. Time seems to have stopped in these cinemagraphs and plays like a repeated memory. It is so impressive at sneakily catching people when they least expect it- what seems to be a normal still photograph at first, is actually moving.

Many photographers have taken to producing a few cinemagraphs of their own, but here are some interesting ones that I have seen.

5659130034 7fc3dcfb8c o Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: From me to you

5658551241 8852d44b38 o Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: From me to you

5698521247 6da5d66288 o Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: Superwhite

hair sprayer 615 Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: From me to you

5733843611 c354ae62fe o Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: kirk7784

train repeat 615 Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: From me to you

5658550961 6976fa5188 o Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: From me to you

 Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: Tilem Sepic

5752026208 b24c6920bb o Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: Vickan Flickan

hot dog 615 Cinemagraph: 28 Still Photos With Subtle Motion

Image source: From me to you

For more cinemagraphs, try these:
http://www.cinemagraphs.com
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cinemagraph/

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