R&B crooner Usher Raymond recently visited the Motherland S. Africa with his producer, Rico Love. One fan emailed Sandrarose.com to inquire about a woman who was blurred out of one of the photos that Usher tweeted to his 3 million followers on Twitter.com on Wednesday. In the photo, Usher is seen sitting at a table with Rico and a LSLH woman whose features are indeed blurred out. But there is a simple explanation for that. View the email, the photo, and my response after the break.

Loyal reader Monique W. writes:

Hey Sandra, I’m curious about something, and I feel like if anybody knows or can find out, it’s you. I follow Usher on twitter, and he recently posted a pic of himself with friends in S. Africa. Well, the female in the pic is intentionally blurred out. Now, recently he was photoed walking with an oriental-looking woman with “strong” features. I was wondering if this woman is her, or Grace? He’s been photoed with Grace before, so I don’t see the point in blurring her out. Just curious.

SR responds: The woman in the photo was moving either in or out of the frame when the photograph was taken. Movement combined with a slow shutter speed on the camera (or cell phone) will result in the moving subject being blurred because the shutter speed isn’t quick enough to freeze the motion. You can tell by the streaks of light on her sunglasses that she was moving. If she was sitting still, you could see her features clearly, and the streaks of light would be a spots of light on her sunglasses. I hope this helps. :)

Photos: Twitter.com