Two for critique Oct 12, 2005 15:07:31 GMT -5
Post by herron on Oct 12, 2005 15:07:31 GMT -5
kamera said:. . .But looking back to the great photogs of the eras, a lot of manipulation was done in the chemical darkroom. The new tech digital darkroom adjustments are no different in my opinion. . . .
Good point. Dodging and buring isn't anything new. I don't think Weston ever printed a picture than wasn't manipulated in the darkroom.
So very true!
Weston did it, Ansel Adams was notorious for it, Yousuf Karsh, with all those great portraits, did it (I understand he even manipulated the negatives!)...manipulation of the picture is certainly nothing new! I don't know why there is such an uproar about digital image manipulation, since that is essentially the darkroom of today.
I suppose totally changing the image, or adding things that were not (or could not) be there could be cause for some late night, blurry-eyed discussions (as could similar subtractions), but when it's essentially clean, burn and dodge, I don't think there should be any squawking done!
P.S. ...and Peter, I think it is the absence of that window corner that throws off my eye, as far as perspective. If you follow the perspective of the door frame, and the perspective of the windows, you kind of expect the wall's corner to be where it was in the original...in the PS version, those converging lines seem to meet in the middle of that wall! I can't help but wonder what it would look like if you had kept the corner indication, and just eliminated the window!