Red-Winged Blackbird (Three Photographs)

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The color in these photos made my day; red-winged blackbirds are very common, territorial and certainly noisy. Full disclosure: I edited out a few branches in Photoshop. One of the oldest of photography issues is whether to edit or not; before digital you had people doing a lot of editing in the darkroom. Ansel Adams even wrote a book about it. Photojournalism has strict rules on what can be edited, as do many competitions. Very few people who do extensive edits tell their audience. An amateur photographer who is not constrained by professional standards has significant latitude and perhaps it’s not such a bad idea to explain that the result really did benefit from one’s photographic skills writ large.

9 responses

  1. You certainly did get beautiful color, here, Victor! As a hobby photographer, I don’t use PhotoShop, or edit my images in any way other than to crop those that may be better presented by doing so.
    I suppose my few years in photo-journalism, which does have strict standards, holds me back from using editing techniques on my own amateur photos. But I don’t compete to sell any of them, either, as professional photographers. And my time spent on photography is much less than professionals.
    Very stunning tidbit about Ansel Adams, the great black and white photo artist, writing a book on photo editing!
    Victor, you always have something informative to offer! Thanks for freely sharing your knowledge!

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    May 27, 2017 at 2:11 am

  2. Wonderful shots, Victor!


    May 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

  3. Stunning photography Victor! Thanks for sharing.


    May 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  4. Beautiful pictures.


    May 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm

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