on the move

Ride on the motorway.
Ooo love this ๐Ÿ’•
posted January 4th, 2018  
Minimalist, high-key and low-key... ร  la fois - love this one.
posted January 4th, 2018  
Really neat effect.
posted January 4th, 2018  
such a cool sense of action and movement. just wonderful in b&w
posted January 4th, 2018  
Neat effect, you really feel the movement.
posted January 4th, 2018  
Gorgeous! Fav
posted January 4th, 2018  
Superbly well done. Easy fav ๐Ÿ‘
posted January 4th, 2018  
curves, movement, blur b&w = fine art - big FAV
posted January 4th, 2018  
Very creative...........love the blur!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Love the abstract feeling and the sense of love ! Well done , fav.
posted January 4th, 2018  
oh this is good! very good indeed! fav
posted January 4th, 2018  
I love the sense of movement in it. Beautiful shot.
posted January 4th, 2018  
One of the best ICM/slow exposures I've seem. A favorite!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Excellent capture of movement, lines
posted January 4th, 2018  
Love the lines and contrasts ...
posted January 4th, 2018  
Wonderful capture of movement
posted January 4th, 2018  
Super like
posted January 4th, 2018  
Zoom Zoom! Nicely done!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Fabulous
posted January 4th, 2018  
So much movement and still so minimalistic. Very well done !
posted January 4th, 2018  
really big fav...
posted January 4th, 2018  
This is amazing - lovely blur and curves
posted January 4th, 2018  
Fabulous image!
posted January 4th, 2018  
Great image ... really depicts the movement and speed on a motorway :)
posted January 4th, 2018  
Interesting and very minimalistic. I imagine you used a similar technique to your recent Snowshoe Tour shot. Interesting to see it used in a scenic and a rural milieu. Quite effective in both.
posted January 4th, 2018  
Tell me this time you were a passenger Jerome. It is very very good. Do let me know when you start giving photography lessons.
posted January 4th, 2018  
I love this one.
posted January 4th, 2018  
It seems that whatever you photograph it is an outstanding image. I agree with Helen - any chance you will start giving lessons?
posted January 4th, 2018  
Wonderful effect, I feel just like I'm whizzing around there.
posted January 5th, 2018  
Incredible sense of movement.
posted January 5th, 2018  
This is great. I don't know how you did it, but I love it.
posted January 5th, 2018  
๐Ÿ’™ fav
posted January 5th, 2018  
Love the processing - fav
posted January 5th, 2018  
Fantabulous shot!
posted January 5th, 2018  
This gives a great sense of movement, wonderful effect!
posted January 5th, 2018  
Great effect, fab!
posted January 5th, 2018  
great sense of movement!
posted January 5th, 2018  
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Thank you all for your nice comments!

Let me say some words to this picture and some of the responses:
I like to have everything under control when photographing - as far as possible. ICM seems to be the opposite - be surprised by the effect. But for me there is always a surprise, even with a static motif when I compare what I have seen and what the camera has "seen". I think it is always about the pictorial representation here and there. Pictorial is not mere mapping. It is an organization of line, area, chiaroscuro, colour tones,... On this topic one could say a lot...
The result can never be predicted with a motive in motion, that's clear. But also in this photo on the motorway I tried a step-by-step approach - try with different exposure times, aperture values, clipping, ... and always draw conclusions from results. This is how a picture series comes about. At home, I examine them on the big screen and decide whether I want to devote myself to one of the pictures in depth. Usually I make a lot of decisions concerning cutting, contrasts, brightness, sharpness, directions, emphasizing or weakening of parts in the picture, ... - always with checking the impacts on the whole.
In this particular image on the motor way the long exposure causes the impression of movement - I wanted to reinforce that by the peppy curve in the course of the road. I deliberately waited for such moments and then pressed the trigger - also paying attention to where the cars are. At home, I decided for b&w after several trials with different colour gradients. I have expanded the image area above. This "emptiness" is crucial to increase the image effect. In German we say: create a "Bildspannung" - I hope, I translate it approximately aptly with "picture tension". Such image tensions arise, for example, through the purposeful use of contrasts. A starting point for a picture idea could be (for instance) the definite predominance of bright against dark (or vice versa). Every time another expression will arise. This requires a feeling for proportions, image effects - as for many other interventions in an image scene.
Sometimes the result is better, sometimes worse. It's good to be self-critical. And it's good to listen to reviews from others. Learning never stops.
I would like to add that ICM should not be a mere effect, which results in a mannerism.

I do not know how serious the question of "giving lessons" is.
I consider this idea very appealing. I think this forum could not just about sharing photos, but also about learning from each other. There are many excellent photographer in this community. And I am always learning new things too.
It would be nice if there are people who want to share their experience in photography and image editing. If you are serious about photography then you soon feel that this is an infinite field. Technical understanding should be combined with artistic comprehension. I'm still a learner myself and I certainly can not and do not know everything. But I am convinced that - not everything - but very much is teachable and learnable.
I am thinking of putting together specific pictorial tasks and examples - which concern the specific use of the pictorial means (meant as a grammar of designing). It is important that the process is opened up and illustrated. There are many examples from photography, but also painting and graphics. It would be an interesting task - however a time consuming one.
posted January 5th, 2018  
@jerome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•
posted January 5th, 2018  
โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
posted January 5th, 2018  
Love your shot and processin.
posted January 5th, 2018  
@helenhall My friend Helen - I promised my mother to be a good boy. So I tell you this time I was a passenger. :)
posted January 5th, 2018  
I am most interested to read that you are thinking of putting together specific pictorial tasks. An excellent idea - I look forward to hearing more about it.
posted January 5th, 2018  
@haskar @louisanoffke @claritapics Thank you - Claire, Sapphire and Haskar - for your nice visit!
posted January 5th, 2018  
@jerome well I am pleased to hear this and very interested to read your careful explanations of all the many considerations you put into your compositions and techniques for representing your subject. It is no surprise that your work is so meticulously thought through. You have the commitment of a professional. I should love to learn more from whatever you may be able to offer in the future.
posted January 5th, 2018  
thank you for sharing all your thinking, jerome. how interesting. i too would love to hear more - whatever you have time and inclination to tell us :)
posted January 5th, 2018  
Jerome this is masterful. I love the image. Thank you too for what you wrote about creating the image.
posted January 6th, 2018  
Hi Jerome, fabulous image. I experimented with motion, believe it or not with a Rollei 35 and some Porta. I missed on most of the shots and had the police looking for me thinking I was a pervert photographing kids on a ride (I hid successfully). I ended up with one good shot, this one.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/71409503@N05/35661140585/in/dateposted-public/
posted January 6th, 2018  
Love this!
posted January 6th, 2018  
I see that you're forging ahead into 2018!
posted January 6th, 2018  
Superbโค๏ธ
posted January 8th, 2018  
@helenhall An interesting project that would be. How many are interested would be a question.
In any case, it would be a nice challenge to describe your own process - to document it as far as possible, to make it comprehensible. I am thinking of the task of placing concrete examples in general structures. Only then learning does actually take place - it is about discovering a general on the basis of the particular (and vice versa). It is important to strive for a conscious seeing and perception. My approach is holistic: thinking and feeling closely coherent.
An additional challenge for me, however, is the English language. To express facts correctly in English - I may fabricate misunderstandings to the point of nonsense.
posted January 8th, 2018  
@pistache Thank you, Clare, for your friendly encouragement!
posted January 8th, 2018  
@dkbarnett @northy @blueberry1222 @ukandie1 Thank you for your nice comment!
posted January 8th, 2018  
@pickerandagrinner Thank you, Louis, for your kind visit!
Bizarre the story is you tell! Photographers are frequently regarded as strange and dubious people.
Super shot!
posted January 8th, 2018  
love the movement and your words
posted January 8th, 2018  
@annied Thank you, Annie, for your nice comment!
posted January 9th, 2018  
Wow -- a great one -- congrats on TT!
posted January 17th, 2018  
Congrats on TT - well-deserved!
posted January 17th, 2018  
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