Yesterday I mentioned that with manipulation I could look younger. First of all, there isn’t a right answer to the above question. This is strictly personal preference as to whether you change anything in your pictures. Manipulation has been done for many, many years….long before the digital camera except most of it took place in the dark room. Filters were added to the 35mm lens to give the desired effect, as example, a slight softening blur is used with close up portraits.
This is close to the original except the original was taken in landscape. You can see the electrical wires running through the picture. Wires and telephone poles are distractions as far as I’m concerned. So I use software to remove objectionable items and to crop the picture to make it more attractive.
And again, this is the same picture but only the names have been changed to protect the…..oh ya, too many cop shows.
This is the same as the second picture only a black & white plus Sepia color has been added to the picture. This gives the picture an old-time feel. You see this at tourist traps where they have people dress up in old western outfits. (Sorry Tombstone, don’t take it personally.)
I tried putting an effect on the picture of Loki that was in an earlier blog but I couldn’t find one that was labeled “dog smartness.”
Just my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!