We were in S Ohio to visit the sister of one of Jill’s college friends and her husband and staying at the lodge in the Burr Oak State Park. We had gone for a short walk after we arrived and the next morning I went to see if the light worked for the photographs I’d seen possible the evening before – it didn’t, but I saw others to have a go at.
I’d gotten the camera up on the tripod and was adjusting for the photograph I could see when I realized there was an angler getting his boat ready to move out into the lake. Seemed like a good opportunity to channel my inner Cartier-Bresson (assuming I had one) but I normally have the camera set for a delay between pressing the shutter release and the shutter tripping, which wouldn’t work in such a situation, as the ‘decisive moment’ required instant reaction, and I was diving into the menus to take the self-timer off when the boat started moving. The first image is after I have run the file through some software to remove the “blur”, but the second is the original, showing a lot of shake ironically as I was manhandling the camera.
Just for contrast, the third photograph shows what happens when I do a deliberate ICM (intentional camera movement) – or more accurately shaking. I had the camera on the tripod but something in the setup was loose and I couldn’t figure out what and I had just about finished the compositions I could see from this spot and was ready to move, so I just pressed the shutter release and shook the camera. Yes, there are lots of way to do ICM!
PS I had put my remote release away because I could do that and more with the camera manufacturer’s app, but it was always problematic for me, and doesn’t work at all with my current camera, so I tracked my remote down and put new rechargeable batteries in it. It works great!