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One of the things about photography is that there is little room for imperfections. What? Yeah, I said that. When you look at a person or a scene you selectively focus on the parts that please you (or upset you). We selectively focus all the time. I look at my mother and I don’t notice the hard winkles on either side of her mouth. The woman is 60, she has wrinkles but I selectively ignore them.

Same for a downtown sunset looking though a maze of power lines. Or the picture below, a blue Lambo on the road surrounded by everyday ho-hum cars and SUVs. Here is what I saw.

And here is what the camera saw

unedited SOOC

So, yeah. Even simple uninspired snap shots get a little editing. I don’t really care to show you what the camera sees, I just want to show you what was in my selective vision.

I made heavy use of Photoshop’s clone brush. The Content Aware Fill did help but it is not perfect. Be sure to feather your selections when using Content Aware Fill. The trees directly above the Lambo look like they have a bit of glare on them, this was shot though a dirty windshield. Maybe I should have done some burning there, or is that dodging ( I always forget which is which).



Written by photogchris

August 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Posted in Example, photoshop

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