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MAKING AN IMPRESSION

In photographers’ jargon, the name given to this style of image is Intentional Camera Movement or ICM; but I feel the term is devoid of any soul, albeit technically correct. I would rather call it “Impressionist” as it is an impression of a subject i.e. not a literal representation of a subject.

I’m inspired by the photography of DOUG CHINNERY and from time to time try my hand at this genre. A longish exposure time combined with erratic movements of a hand-held camera during exposure produce these unpredictable results; as such the success rate is generally very poor, perhaps only one 1 in 15 exposures might be considered a suitable candidate for display. I feel this is one of them; it is perhaps one of my more successful “impressions” to date and destined to see life in print hanging on a wall in my home. I wonder what my hero JMW TURNER the impressionist artist would have made of this creation?

 

an impression of Pease Bay | Berwickshire

an impression of Pease Bay | Berwickshire

5 sec @ f/16  ISO 64  Nikon D810 with 24mm f/3.5 Tilt + Shift lens  [hand held]

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