Recently visited Ellis Island in New Jersey. What a great place to visit - all the history and all the people that passed through those halls. Toward the end of the day, we took a stairway down to another floor and I look over the railing and was impressed with the dizzying view. This photo resulted.
I can't help but contemplate all the various immigrants that passed through these stairs - peering over them with a little bit of vertigo just as I did many years later.
Here's a topic for discussion - I'm interested in the feedback of my fellow photographers.
Must we use Photoshop?
I've grown somewhat wearly of what I guess I can only call the "Photoshop" look. I'm talking about beautiful pictures that just don't appear quite real.
As for me, I'm interested in beautiful pictures that capture the real world the way it is - beautiful but imperfect and flawed.
Is there a market for images that more realistically capture realism?
Would Ansel Adams have used Photoshop? What about the stock photographer - is Photoshop required in order to sell pictures?
Can we take beautiful photos, edit them only minimally and do justice to this art form?
Photo credits: David Watts Jr..