Dianne Arrigoni  

Lens movement at the beach. by Dianne Arrigoni

January 2021 - Lens movement at the beach.

About the Image(s)

Canon 5D MkIII
with a 24-105 @105 mm
1 sec
ISO 100
This was my first attempt lens movement while taking photo. I moved right to left.
I had no specific goal in mind but have always been drawn to these soft impressionistic type images. So, I thought I would try it though I really didn't know what I was doing or if there is a 'right' or 'wrong' way to do it. It was an experiment. I look forward to the feedback!

4 comments posted

Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Happy New Year Diane!

Wow. What powerful subject matter. I don't think it get's much better than clouds and mountains and light. I totally get the urge to panorama this; it's just such an...imposing environment...keen vision on your part.

This is just me, but I've been staring at this for five-ten minutes and I would like to make three spitball suggestions:

1) Crop in from the left (so as eliminate that dark peninsula), and in from the right (to just left of the buoy). I'll miss the clouds on the left but there's not much mountain, and everything on the right of the buoy is indistinct.
2) Flatten the horizon. I think the LrC Transform tool might be able to do it (but am not sure)
3) Add contrast...to everything. Use a graduated filter from the top to drop exposure which will add detail to the clouds. But maybe just adding contrast to everything will add detail. Frankly, I'd start with Dehaze. That alone might do it, and I think it'll add color to that almost-clear mountain pass on the right.

Hell, like I said, I'm just spitballing, but anything that would add detail would be a bonus, to me anyway. I don't know, what's your level of satisfaction with it? Where would you like to take it?

  Posted: 01/11/2021 22:47:08

Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Yikes, this is not my image Damon. I wish it were!   Posted: 01/12/2021 12:36:03
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Yeah. You're right Dianne. I don't know what happened here. I wrote my comment on Emmy's image. And, when I checked out Emmy's image a minute ago, I also scratched my head wondering where my comment went. I haven't had a drink in weeks. Maybe I have dain bramage. Anyway...
Two thumbs up on the use of intentional camera motion (ICM). I saw a presentation from Dinah Satterwhite (look her up) last year, and then went out to try it myself, but was never able to produce anything that made me go "wow." On the other had, I think you've done a pretty good job of sloshing everything around, while still retaining recognizability. I mean, there's detail in there, but then there's this stretching of reality as well. Colors and exposure work. Focus is good, which gives the detail, but then motion gives us soft blur. Very interesting.
I would also recommend looking up Don Paulson (a member of my club). He uses ICM a lot, and has a very (IMHO) distinctive style. He gave a presentation on it, not too long ago. If you're interested, I can see about scrounging up a copy of the powerpoint for you.   Posted: 01/13/2021 15:20:05

Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
lol, don't you love that altered reality thing? Thanks for the suggestions. I will look those people up. I found it interesting and fun enough to pursue some more I think.   Posted: 01/17/2021 16:42:57


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