Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA  

Experimenting ICM by Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

August 2022 - Experimenting ICM

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Art, I'm not trying to compete with, I can't compete with the Master, but after reading story, about this technique, in a Photo Magazine I had to try. I admit I could not resist. So this morning I grabbed my camera and tried. You Shutterbugs of DD #38 hold the response. And of course you too Art that are the inspiration. xi used my Lumix G9 camera fitted with a 14-42mm lens, at 16mm. Exposure time 1/6; f/ number f5; ISO 100. Post processing Ps/LrC. Final sparkles applied with Nik Color Efex 4 Pro Contrast. That's all.

4 comments posted

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I think an important aspect of any image, regardless of style, is that it captures the viewer's eye. I am not yet a mature fan of ICM but this image is an eye catcher. It has complimenting color. It has all the design elements I think an abstract needs to be successful. To my eye it appears the lavender blossoms are being sucked into a green swirling vortex. From what I've seen and studied about ICM, in my opinion you hit a home run with this one. Very nice.   Posted: 08/03/2022 10:41:40
Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Thank you Kurt. It is a little difficult technique, at least at the beginning. I think the subject takes most of the attention and the flowers are a good subject, more than anything else. But I need to practice more and do more, again with different subjects.   Posted: 08/03/2022 10:57:47

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I am pleased that I was your inspiration to try ICM. I like the color palliate and Zoom effect. It does take a bit of work but agree with Kurtis that you hit a home run. My only suggestions are to add a vignette and curves adjustment.   Posted: 08/04/2022 22:15:50
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Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Gabriele, you did wonderful with this attempt. The greens and purples with dashes of yellow is all very pleasing. Art adding the vignette brings my eye right to the center. I will be looking up just how this is done to understand more.
Very nicely done Gabriele.
  Posted: 08/13/2022 18:41:42


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