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| p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · First photo post - Honolulu zoo (*edited, with a question) |
Thanks to each of you for the helpful advice and comments. I'm still learning to see (and seize) the light. And also how to make my own or cajole my kids into good light! Never cloned before, so I took a balky stab at erasing the stroller and ended up more thoroughly pp'ing the image.
I like the result. But it's quite different from the original scene (main change: I masked the foreground and threw the hue slider to the left).
Which raises a question: how much deviation from "reality" is "Ok"? I shoot to capture moments with my daughters. "Capture" = record faithfully, no? On the other hand (especially as they are inexorably growing up and away), it's about feeling too and I'm tending to want to idealize the moment. With the edits here, she stands out more to adore and perhaps the colors better match her pensive mood.
So generally, what say you: verisimilitude or feeling? I suppose it's not one or the other, but how do you draw the balance? Any guideposts? Having girls, I guess I'm somewhat leery of *too much* post-processing, given the 'Shopped ad blitz they'll face later, if that makes sense. But imagination is a wonderful thing, and maybe this has just been incoherent late night newbie rambling ....