Went for a walk last night with the intention of getting some of the blossoms backlit by setting sun. For one image I set my Canon camera to its Special Scene: Backlit Mode. I was just holding the camera and must've moved a bit which caused an interesting effect. I was about to delete, but thought I'd post it here. Not much to say about the image except for the discovery that this mode has the potential to offer interesting ICM effects.
Hope all is well with everyone.
This is what I call a lucky mistake. I can see why you didn't delete it...
Shooting on canon myself, I'm very tempted to see if my camera has this setting. (eos 200d, I believe it's the rebel sl2 in America ?)
There is an ICM technique that accomplishes the same effect. I have details on my website if interested - scroll down to the 'Imprints' section.
It's a lot of fun to play with, but you need a relatively slow shutter speed (may need ND filter to achieve in bright light ).
Hi Ian - on my 90D, it's called SCN mode (special scene) > HDR Backlight Control.
"When you take one picture in this mode, three continuous shots are taken at different exposures. The three shots are aligned and merged into a single image.This results in one image, with a wide tonal range, that has minimized the blocked-up shadows caused by backlighting. While shooting, hold the camera firmly and steadily. If there is significant misalignment in any of the three shots due to camera shake, they may not align properly in the final image."
Thanks, I found it on my camera !
I have only ever used the M and Av modes, never really bothered with the others...
Same here, but last year I decided to experiment everything in my camera for a few weeks. I opened the manual and started studying it all/researching it on the internet. It's definitely interesting, but in the end you go back to M and Av.
Ha Jennifer, many go out of their way to capture such results. It looks like what you have done is opened the shutter and at some point moved the camera slightly and kept that position for the second effect (unless the backlit mode offsets the image).
This is an ICM effect I term as multi imprint - holding the camera in several fixed positions during the exposure to 'imprint' the subject at various points in the frame.
A master of this is a guy called Erik Malm, who you may have seen in my blog posts. Erik actually takes an 'imprint' of a subject during long exposure then moves the camera to capture something completely different before the shutter closes. A very difficult technique to grasp, but he does it so well.
Wow! His work is amazing. I also just read your blog entry about him (for anyone interested - https://www.alanbrownphotography.com/blog/influencers-erik-malm?rq=malm). I appreciate this information for further research.
The "multi imprint" effect for this image happened because in the HDR Backlight mode (when subject is heavily backlit), the camera takes three very fast shots at different exposures then the camera itself takes a moment to align and merge them into a single image. The resulting image (JPG) has a wide tonal range. The problem is if you don't hold the camera steady (best on a tripod), I realized the final image won't be aligned properly resulting in the effect I got in this image.
It does make me wonder about ICM type uses for this setting and some of the other settings on my camera of which I don't really bother.
Hum: " must've moved a bit ... interesting ICM effects."
Be definition ICM is Intentional, thus your lovely photograph is using the technique called: HTFDTHBILICM.
How The Freak Did That Happen, But I Like It Camera Movement
I use this quite often.
A favorite of mine ;-)
Lol! Exactly, Dean! I like that explanation and "technique" title.
Here's what happened ...In the HDR Backlight mode (when subject is heavily backlit), the camera takes three very fast shots at different exposures then the camera itself takes a moment to align and merge them into a single image. The resulting image (JPG) has a wide tonal range. The problem is if you don't hold the camera steady (best on a tripod), I realized the final image won't be aligned properly resulting in the effect I got in this image.
Thanks for the explanation Jennifer. Movement during a HDR mode shot makes sense to me.
Might it be worth you exploring this and intentionally move the camera during the shots? Could be interesting....
That's really cool. I would prefer the bottom right corner to be lightened up a bit though.
Lol! That's funny because that bottom corner bugged me too. I wish it had more bokeh to it.