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By Meditator
Saw various pieces about ICM - intentional camera movement.

Here is a first attempt at it - I confess to being a tad sceptical - does it work? Is it appealing?

any recommendations?

thanks for looking


Phil


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Voters: mike9005, bobpaige1, mrswoolybill and 6 more


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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2290 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 11:30AM
Assuming vertical movement, can I suggest that you look for a subject that is very predominantly vertical lines - eg straight tree trunks of different widths. This doesn't work nearly so well with diagonals and horizontals, of which there are quite a lot here - they mess with the flow.
Find the right subject, and it creates a fleeting, dream-like effect.
Meditator 11 4 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 1:43PM

Quote:Assuming vertical movement, can I suggest that you look for a subject that is very predominantly vertical lines - eg straight tree trunks of different widths. This doesn't work nearly so well with diagonals and horizontals, of which there are quite a lot here - they mess with the flow.
Find the right subject, and it creates a fleeting, dream-like effect.

Meditator 11 4 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 1:44PM
I think the point you make hits the elements that i was so uncomfortable with. Thank you very much.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 4:52PM
Sorry but it just looks blurred to me! Lovely colours though.
Perhaps you would get more feedback if you marked it for Critique when uploading.
Ju
Meditator 11 4 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2020 5:10PM
I think this ICM photography is working more with impressions gained from the deliberate blurring. It seems to me to be an acquired taste. I could see it working in a few cases but the subject of the image would need to be quite special to generate an aesthetically pleasing combination of blur and colours!
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
25 Mar 2020 5:32PM
Expressionist and rather confusing to the eye. Better as Moira has suggested, a more defined abstract. But certainly worth a go, you may find something very artistic Phil. Keep experimenting, you have the time SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ron.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2290 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2020 6:43AM
One further thought - this member is brilliant at ICM. I did a filter search on his portfolio and produced this page. (Hope that works). Have a look in particular at this one.
Alan is stuck at home self-isolating and I'm sure he would be happy to give advice - say that Moira sent you...
Meditator 11 4 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2020 9:55AM
Many thanks for all comments especially Moira - I will take a look at the work of the member you identified. His work looks stunning.

I have a few questions for him Smile


Phil
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1739 England
26 Mar 2020 12:40PM
It's not something I've done to any noticeable extent: I feel it needs the imagination to see patterns and have a vision of how they can work with blur. The only time I can recall doing it successfully was on a train heading into London, and seeing coloured wires laid alongside the track. Slow shutter speed and the colour and line became the picture...

And - as is true with all techniques - keep trying and seeing how things go. And we're here to help - post images in the Critique Gallery with specific questions and you'll make the whole team happy!!
Meditator 11 4 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2020 11:07AM
I will follow the critique route in future. Many thanks for all the input to this post.

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