August 14, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast, California; September 17, 2020 — My Office
This was another “nothing” photoshoot. I was playing with Intentional Camera Motion while waiting for the sun to go down and the Belt of Venus to appear for the shot I had in mind. That shot met expectations.
The ICMs — not so much. Not on first look. Or second. Or third.
Today I wondered if there was anything there after all. Turned out there was — if I rotated one frame about 45 degrees counterclockwise and cropped to the lower right-hand corner. And dropped the exposure two and a half stops. And shifted the color balance. And selectively sharpened and blurred it a bit. Suddenly I’m in a maelstrom with Turner.
This past week has been a breakout for me creatively. This picture symbolizes it. More to come. I may even catch up on my blog reading too.
I want to direct your attention to an inspirational e-zine on ICM, appropriately called ICM Photography Magazine. This has been a bit of what’s behind the breakout, but most of the liberation has come from just changing my mind and deciding I don’t have to be so damned careful.
(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)