I went to the beach to photograph the sunrise. At night, I was processing some images and wondered if I could process half to look like a warm vibrant sunrise, and half like a moon at night. I kind of like the graphical qualities to this image.
Almost stepped on this little toad while I was outside walking. Thought it was a bug at first. I grabbed my camera and an experimental macro lens. Not the best image, I’ll admit that, but it kinda worked. Look at this teeny-tiny itty-bitty little dude… and yea, that’s a quarter for reference.
In the photography community there is a term ICM, which means “Intentional Camera Movement”. Basically it means moving the camera around while making a long exposure. I personally think ICM is a really stupid term because, (1) of course the camera is moving and (2) I would hope you meant to do that! It just seems like unneeded clarification. Like, if I were to invent a term ZITIBOTB, meaning “Zoomed In To Intentionally Blur Out The Background”. Anyway, I have been making ICM time to time for fun without even knowing the term. Here is one from tonight on the beach.
Don’t hesitate, saturate… There is a common “disgust” in the medium of photography for over-processed images. Generally, I understand it. People don’t want newbies to boost the heck out of a sub-par image just to get eyes on it, or the traditional crowd really wants things that look natural and unedited. I get it, but I also think sometimes it is fun to work an image so hard it becomes something surreal and different. Maybe a few of those newbies are onto something.