Yesterday’s series of B&W photos were posted immediately and without any adjustment. From the very beginning of the craft, photographers have used darkroom post-processing to bring the image in line with how they “saw” it. This is entirely legitimate, since no technology can perfectly capture the organic perfection of the eye and mind working together.
Adjusting framing, contrast, brightness, etc. have been the normal tools of this process. Knowing where to draw the line is of course, part of the art and psychology of keeping the work both authentic and “photographic”.
I took a few moments this morning to adjust one of the new images that has become a personal favourite. Compare it to the earlier version in yesterday’s post.
Compare with the original below: