My venture into ICM (inspired by Alan Brown)
Just a few notes as a point of departure:
My aim for the exercise was to see what effect ICM had on images taken by myself so that I could:
a. Overcome what had been drilled into me that images are supposed to be "PIN SHARP" and,
b. learn how to move the camera
2. The bush-veld is bone, bone, dry at the moment awaiting the spring rains. This is the view from the back of the holiday home and I chose this intentionally without much thought of composition, lighting etc etc. There was a slight pattern in the tree trunks seemingly slightly inclined to the right, so I thought that I would try a vertical movement with that slant.
All images were taken with the 55mm Canon lens with the following settings:
The first image was taken as is for baseline comparison.
And so for the second image and in timid tredipidation I tipped my toe into (for me) the untested territory of ICM and…
Nothing! hardly any movement at all....still not a total failure as I now realized that I really had to MOVE that camera...
So onto the third image and I really jerked the camera and voila! I had entered the magical realm of ICM and my universe would never be totally the same again (ok, slight exaggeration)
Ok so it's hardly likely to win any accolades or competitions but it was a revelation to me and I've overcome my own personal hurdle and I'm on the way...
I did get that vertical (slanted to the right) movement that I was looking for and interestingly enough, I found that the highlighted (brighter) parts of the image accentuated the movement...
So... more to follow....