OK, time to up the ante. I have now included motion blur to my pics - not conventional PS motion blur but some rather clever ones. I thought also that FO8s would be the perfect car in which to try the filters out on. Enjoy!
Hey LawVS, I love those pics and especially the distance blur, could you tell me wich blur you used to map the alpha channel to. Because the blur looks a tad different than usual.
Also, you said you didnt use the default motionblur but some clever ones? Wich ones?
Well, what I meant by clever motion blur is that through layer masks I could remove the blur around the car itself leaving that clean and the blur effect all around it. To smooth of the lines, simple old gaussian blur. It's more effective and a bit more realisitic. If you ever notice action shots in which the scenery is moving quickly and the car doesn't appear to be, kinda like that.
I don't think Einsteins theories of relativity (Special or General flavours) come into that. It's just the camera panning with the car, and a suitably fast frame rate, that freezes the car (no relative motion), but blurs the background (lots of relative motion).
Einsteins theories have nothing to do with it (other than time being different for the driver and the photograher).
Right, I got more than one edited pic to share with y'all. The first one was a deadheat on SO Classic between me and sinbad. There was only 0.02 seconds in it and the game had to take 7 seconds to compute the winning time which was mine :P Still, it was a great finish!