Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence
In an attempt to be truthful, honest and transparent, I will remind my readers and followers that I DO edit photos.
I edit for many reasons, including, but not limited to:
1.) What I see in my minds eye when I take a photo, is not always what Sony takes a photo of. Sometimes I only want what is in the middle of the photo, but Sony takes more on each edge. CROP!!!
3.) Sometimes the photos are just too dark or too light. EDIT!
4.) Taking photos at 55 MPH was a challenge, taking them at 65 and more, is even more of a challenge. That is why sometimes you see blurs at the bottom of the photos, those blurs are bushes and trees speeding by. Sometimes by sharpening the photo a bit I can salvage one that is not up to snuff but that I really want to share due to subject matter. EDIT! (And, let's be really truthful here, mmmm, sometimes I don't exactly hold the camera real still, between trying to balance bunches of other stuff and excitement, well, sometimes I jiggle Sony. Bad me. EDIT!)
So, yes, my friends, I do edit. I use auto correct, brighten, darken, change the contrast, crop, and sharpen and/or sharpen edges. Once in a blue moon (ok, sick humor there), I will change the tints or colors a bit, usually to make them closer to reality. I do not necessarily use all these tricks, err, edits, on every photo I share with you, but, I will if I feel the end product is more of what my mind's eye saw when I took the photo. Oh, I won't necessarily tell you each and every time I edit a photo, but sometimes I might.
For me, photography is the challenge of capturing the image, the bird, the flower, the scenery, something unusual. And, it is also a artistic outlet for me, when I load the photo into the editor and see what I can do with it.
I hope you enjoy the results, a little bit Sony, a little bit photo editing software.
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