"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself."
~ William Blake
An in-camera, abstract ICM (intentional camera movement) image of evening light on trees in summer (2018), using a hand-held vertical movement to create the effect.
One of my all-time favorite ICM images (and I've taken tens of thousands!), this has also been one that seems to be a favorite of others, as well. :)
This image is set as the cover for this group, but I wanted to share it as a post to provide more details about it.
I actually used an advanced compact point-&-shoot camera for this image. The Canon G7X allows shooting in Manual mode, and I tend to use this compact camera interchangeably with my DSLRs.
I say this to emphasize it is not particularly necessary to use DSLRs to do this type of ICM work well. It's really more a matter of using what you have and learning what works best for you.
When I share my work, I generally tend to pair my images with literary, philosophical, or inspirational quotes. For me, this abstract work is about "seeing" the natural world differently and about bridging connections to other artistic forms that inspire a deeper reflection about what it means to be in this physical world. :)
Technical details are:
Canon G7X Mark II
36.8mm · f/11.0 · 1/13s · ISO 125