Fall is one of my favorite seasons for photography, and Lower Rock Creek is one of my favorite locations for shooting fall colors. While trying to get beautiful original images of the riparian aspen forest last year, I challenged myself to move beyond making static images by trying to create more artistic and personal images. For this I employed Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), a technique that many digital photographers have used to give a more ethereal and free-form look to their photos. Like any experimental method, the results vary from poor to stunning. This image of aspen trees is one of my favorites. It was made by panning my tripod-secured camera down slowly during the 1.3 second exposure. The white aspen trunks are recognizable, but the individual leaves produce a blend of warm color tones. This image looks great printed on canvas.