Shake Camera and Blend Pictures

What do you get if you shake your camera (aka ICM) when you take pictures of flowers or plants and blend them together in Photoshop afterwards?

That’s what I did a few days ago. I went to Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Garden with a friend. Some flowers were blooming, but a lot of species were not yet. Somewhat not satisfied with a few shots of a few flowers, we became playful with our cameras and started taking pictures with “intentional camera movement” (aka ICM), a trick a lot of photographers have employed to produce abstract pictures. I had also played that trick before, but this time I tried something different: blending (lighten mode) in-focus pictures with their ICM counterparts.

 

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In my opinion, they don’t look much different or better than those I made with only ICM. See some of my earlier ICM pictures below.

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