The below featured photo was taken two days in Morris County, New Jersey. I employed a few different shooting techniques that day, ranging from Impressionist strokes (ICM) to straightforward lock-down shots on my tripod. Some photos are successful, majority were not. I expect many photos to be compositional and technical failures, it’s part of the journey and if creating good art was easy it would be less gratifying.
Moving along… the shot below was taken handheld with a very slight vertical hand movement aka Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). This photo works for me because the composition looks balanced and the details like the tree bark are very visible, yet the photo is inherently soft. A slight white balance shift completes the piece.
Exposure settings: 2s F/22 ISO 200 + Intentional Camera Movement