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Bluebells in Shrawley Woods

By DicksPics
Today's upload is an ICM image taken in Shrawley Woods near Stourport-on-Severn in the Wyre Forest District of North Worcestershire.

It's not a technique I've used before and I was quite pleased with this effort.

In future, I will use a longer focal length lens to attempt to maintain the vertical lines as I have had to correct the distortion(the opposite of the 'fish eye' effect) at the ends of the original image. I did move the camera in a slightly arced way so, maybe a more vertical movement would be better. If anyone has any hints or tips on ICM, I would be most grateful.

Many thanks for all responses to my '1929 Rolls Royce New Phantom' upload and, especially, to Ju(JuBarney) for her award - all very much appreciated, as always.

I hope you have a good day.


Tags: Worcestershire Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Shrawley woods Intentional Camera Movement

Voters: woolybill1, RLF, KingBee and 58 more

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19 May 2022 8:38AM
Beautiful shot Richard, well done

Joe Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 8:47AM
I like the effect on the bluebells! Hazy but still recognisable.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
19 May 2022 8:49AM
makes a great abstract
19 May 2022 9:19AM
A lovely artistic interpretation, Richard.

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 9:24AM
Excellent RichardSmileSmile

19 May 2022 9:42AM
Very artistic result Richard
19 May 2022 9:43AM
I have tried the ICM method a few times Richard but never really got to grips.Sad
Thats a great interesting image Well done so perhaps I should try again.Grin

19 May 2022 9:56AM
Very effective, Richard.

John Smile
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 10:01AM
IMHO this works really well Richard. Has a 'painterly feel' and abstract but you can discern the subject.

Award time!

Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
19 May 2022 10:16AM
Lovely abstract Richard!

Arne Smile
19 May 2022 10:47AM
Gorgeous, a beautiful effect.
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
19 May 2022 11:20AM
Love the ICM, havenít done it for years.
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 819 England
19 May 2022 11:37AM
Abstract but recognisable, it works for me.
A lot depends on the speed of movement and the shutter speed chosen. Sometimes more or less blur gives a successful result, depending on the scene. Wide angles can get too much in as you move. Movemenmt is more pronounced with longer lenses.
Simple compositions work best, or are at least easier to make something of.
Just take time to experiment.
mistere Plus
9 14 5 England
19 May 2022 11:42AM
Nicely done Richard. A technique I haven't tried yet but it's a very interesting result.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
19 May 2022 11:43AM
Excellent ICM image Richard. My award.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 1:11PM
Impressive and imaginative Richard.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
19 May 2022 1:56PM
Now for something completely different, but well handled and processed, giving an interesting result. Something I will have to try out! A good end result, Richard.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
19 May 2022 2:08PM
Not something I've tried for a while. Really needs to be done with the camera on a tripod to get the verticals vertical, and as you say with a longer focal length lens. it's a great effort, Richard, and love it's 'arty' feel 😃👍🏻👍🏻
Trev 😀
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
19 May 2022 2:13PM
Excellent shot Richard

Chinga Plus
11 69 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 3:24PM
Beautiful work...
Isabel GrinGrin
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
19 May 2022 4:41PM
A brilliant drag effect Richard, a lovely image.
19 May 2022 4:44PM
Super image Richard. Thatís a technique I have never tried. It looks fascinating.

Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
19 May 2022 4:59PM
Impressive result. There are no rights or wrongs with the technique, try different things and go with the result you like best.
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 5:49PM
An impressive result, one of the best I've seen.Smile
JuBarney Plus
11 36 5 United Kingdom
19 May 2022 6:36PM
An interesting creation
davyskid 5 2 Scotland
19 May 2022 8:44PM
Great effect well done Richard. Wink
19 May 2022 10:58PM
Wonderful effect Richard well done Lin
20 May 2022 6:23AM
Absolutely gorgeous Richard Ö.spotted the bluebells immediately. Amazing results for your first attempt I have always wanted to try this ! Must give it a go this spring
20 May 2022 10:00AM
Its as if the wood is being beamed up to the star ship enterprise! Amazing effect.
20 May 2022 7:57PM
Really inventive technique Richard.

Like Walt, I must give this technique a try.

26 May 2022 12:13PM
Fabulous artistic, and unique image...

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