Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crab Apple #15-2 (Oct 1)

Crab Apple, or, Crabapple as some call it.  Regardless, this is a nice illustration of the "Circles of Confusion" concept I have been thinking about.

This is a  slightly modified photo to enhance the composition.  There was a cluster of greenish-brown leave at the bottom center of the image.  They weren't helping things; I made them go away.

Are there ethical issues with doctoring a photo like this for artistic reasons?  It's not photojournalism, it's not part of any smear campaign.... Personally, I am okay with this sort of manipulation.  I don't do too much creative enhancement to my photos, but quite often this is because it is too hard to do anything more than erase a leaf from a solid blue background.  In this case removing the leaves helps make the photo more about color and focus and less about the tree itself.

2 comments:

enc said...

If you're not documenting something, then manipulation doesn't compromise anything. Especially if it's your own photo!

I love this.

Sal said...

I love this one. Lots.

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