Old Lobster Crate and Rotted Docks Off Gouldsboro Maine

June 12, 2013  •  5 Comments

Old Lobster Crate and Rotted Docks Off Gouldsboro Maine.

So here's a one where I had to modify the scene a little bit to make the picture that I wanted to make. When I first looked at this scene the only difference was that there was a large pane of broken plexiglass where the old lobster crate is now. The plexi was making a lame reflection of something bright and it didn't take me but a second to decide to physically photoshop it right on out of there and put it behind me and when I did  the huge pile of old HHH lobster crates right behind me caught my eye and I picked the most available interesting looking one to take plexi's place. Some people don't believe in this kind of practice of modifying a scene to better suit the image, and usually I wont because the images I make most often have big, attached-to-the-Earth features that you can't move even if you wanted to! But I'm not averse to manipulating a piece of driftwood to make a different feeling picture or removing an empty beer can etc. Any thoughts>? What do you do?

Have a good one! -Nate!


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I agree with Jim Denham: if you're a journalist your goal is presenting accuracy. If you're a composer your goal is creating an artistic vision. I once moved one fallen leaf onto a rotting log to add some color to the composition; it's become one of my most popular shots I've ever taken (maybe not because of the leaf alone, but it certainly helped).
Jim Denham(non-registered)
I'm totally with you Nate - we're composers more than anything else and if removing one item on site, or in PS for that matter, and replacing it with something else (or not) makes the image stronger, do it! When I look at the image, I'm not seeing what isn't there, but what is. This image has quite a bit more range than most of yours bud - looks great!
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