My sister and I were having a debate early this year about the use of photoshop, realism, etc. in photography. I was showing her a photo that I was jealous of admiring
, and she thought that it looked too perfect. Too perfect? Isn’t perfection what we all search for when shooting photos? (and everything else in life for that matter?) I would love to create photos that I never have to crop or tweak! I always think of it as a major feat when I find such a shot. It is rare, but I do have a few.
This is a photo I downloaded in May and then promptly forgot about because there were “better” shots of that sunset that were free of obstruction. Last night I ran across it once again as I was shuffling through all the sky photos I have been accumulating, looking for a perfect Skywatch Friday shot.
Though this one is far from perfect, I think the flaws and obstructions actually add to the beauty. Maybe it’s the angle at which the wires are crossed, or maybe it’s just the familiarity of the landscape, but something about it just feels right…