I have been aware of the photographic technique of panning the camera while using a shutter speed long enough to blur the image for several years. I have seen it used to create beautiful images by Karen Mesick and Tony Sweet but until last week never made a serious attempt to do it myself. I really like the result achieved in Forest 1. The fresh greens of the spring forest with the tree trunks receding into the distance. I’m not sure how many people would recognize what this is an image of without an explanation but feel it does unique job of representing the forest. There are several other “Swipes” in “Smokies 2010” gallery but this is my favorite.