The camera cannot lie.” This expression stated in the 19th century when portrait photographers were trying to edge out the painters.

Take this photo of a dog flying. We all know that do cannot fly, but they can’t fly and hover other objects like in this photo.

How did I do this? And no it’s no PhotoShop. I have not own PhotoShop since 2014 and CS5.

  1. A fast running dog
  2. A slow shutter speed
  3. Me panning at the same speed as the dog is running, so almost everything moves except for his head and chest
  4. The floating cone: it’s not floating, it on the ground but since everything is fuzzy except for the chest and the head of the dog and the ground is neutral, it feels like floating (optical illusion)
  5. Black and White because I think that it looks better

Dog flying and floating over

Dog flying and floating over

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.1

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7DMk2 ISO 100 and 1/80
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @200mm and f/8.0
Processed with Darktable 2.2.1: http://www.darktable.org/