No I didn't have too much caffeine and yes the blurred effect is intentional. You too can have fun with blurred action shots. If your "point and shoot" camera has the "fireworks" mode, use that in a dark room with an intense light source and some creative movement. Neon works really good. This is the front of a vending machine at work. Canon G10, 1/2 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 80, 30mm equivalent focal length.