This is a test I shot to try out a software program called Cinemagraph Pro. It allows one to create a .gif file that repeats selective motion within a still photograph. It is fairly straight forward to use. First, a locked off camera is used to shoot a short motion picture. This clip is edited to length for the motion desired and the resulting clip is imported into Cinemagraph Pro. A single frame of this clip is chosen to function as the still photograph that the movement will be visible within. If desired, this hero frame can be exported to a photo editor such as Photoshop, worked on and then re-imported into Cinemagraph Pro. Next, a painting tool is used to mask off the areas where the motion will be allowed to show through in the still photograph. The finished .gif file is built from this. It’s an interesting effect, but I’m not sure how much I’ll use it.