Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Posts tagged “ICM

Playing with the Wisconsin Landscape

October 27, 2019

To close out the photographs taken in Wisconsin this summer, here are four experiments in intentional camera movement (ICM). That is, the first four are Wisconsin; the others, from the archives, are Ohio and Florida.









Playing with the Landscape at Schoepfle Garden

June 9, 2019

It’s happened again: the feeling that I’ve gone stale, taken my life’s quota of decent photographs, and all that’s left is to repeat myself. It doesn’t help that we’ve had so much rain that I can’t even get close to the river, let alone walk across it to the other side, where all the good photographs are. (You may recall the fence on the other side of which the grass is always greener.) I was in Schoepfle Garden yesterday hoping to discover something. I was prepared to try intentional camera movement if nothing came along. And it didn’t. ICM is always a crapshoot (think of the ways you can read that word). So when I downloaded, I didn’t expect to find a lot of treasures. But I did think I’d find a few. What I found was very few—so I tried going black and white with the best ones. The B&Ws may be my favorites. I wonder what you think. I also wonder if it will ever stop raining long enough for me to get next to the river. I need to get out of this slump . . . maybe a completely new location . . . or is that the fence with the greener grass on the other side, too . . .








Playing with the Landscape 16

December 3, 2017

Scroll down to see a photograph of this banyan tree without Intentional Camera Movement and other manipulation.


Playing with the Landscape 15

December 2, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 14

December 1, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 13

November 30, 2017


Playing with the Landscape 12

November 29, 2017



Playing with the Landscape 11

November 28, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 10

November 27, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 9

November 26, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 8

November 25, 2017

The series of photographs that ended yesterday with The Blind 11 began—as do so many things—serendipitously.  I was looking on my computer for older photos that I’d taken with Intentional Camera Movement, ones I had passed up in their day. I’d had so much fun a few weeks earlier, playing with the Pennsylvania landscape, that I wanted more of it. In searching for the older ICM photos I bumped into the first two photographs of the designs that blinds make on walls and ceilings. Then I remembered other photographs I’d taken of blinds designs and kept going. Meanwhile I also played with the old ICM photos. Here’s the first of the new batch. All were taken in Gulf Coast Florida.

Playing with the Landscape 7

November 4, 2017

Six. That’s all I was going to process and post of my drive-by landscape shootings. But I was having too much fun. At the risk of not quitting while I was ahead, here is another.

Playing with the Landscape 6

November 3, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 5

November 2, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 4

November 1, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 3

October 31, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 2

October 30, 2017

Playing with the Landscape 1

October 29, 2017

One of the advantages a passenger has over a driver is being able to take photographs while the vehicle is moving. I took the opportunity on the drive back to the farmhouse from Ohiopyle State Park. Intentional Camera Movement is a crapshoot, and it’s fun to see what small treasures are caught in the net of mostly deletable photographs when whizzing past the landscape with camera set to slow shutter speed. Tweaking the images in Lightroom and Photoshop completes the lark.

Update, Later in the Day

Adrian says he likes the black and white. Lynn says she wants to see the color. Well, I really didn’t like the natural color, so below the B&W is a compromise image, put through Nik’s Color Efex filter (as are several others in this series).


Playing with the Leaves 2

March 18, 2017


Playing with the Leaves 1

March 17, 2017

It had been a while since I’d tried some Intentional Camera Movement, so when Lynda and I were at the Venice Myakka River Park, I played with the leaves a bit.

Downtown Same Day 2

February 25, 2015

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Downtown Same Day 1

February 24, 2015

The same day that I got caught up with the wall, the floor, and the dumpster (January 10), I found other things in downtown Sarasota. For this photo I intentionally moved the camera while photographing leftover Christmas decorations in a shop window.

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Intentional Camera Movement in Schoepfle Garden 3

July 20, 2014

I took this photograph with intentional camera movement the same day that I took the photographs in the previous two posts, but with a longer swing to the camera during a slower shutter speed.

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Intentional Camera Movement in Schoepfle Garden 2

July 19, 2014

Here’s another photograph taken with a jerkier motion than I usually use when I move the camera intentionally during exposure.

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