With the magic of Photoshop, we can now alter photos to give the illusion of action or motion. A car can look as if it's racing down a narrow alleyway or a train can look as though it's zooming right towards us. Birds look as if they've taken flight, while performers seem stunningly swept up in their dance.
If you want to make your own zoom blur photos, check out these handy tutorials on eHow or ePHOTOzine. First pic credit.