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Nobody’s Perfect

We are constantly bombarded with images of so-called perfection on a daily basis.  Thankfully the media are now being exposed for the amount of manipulation they are putting into their photographs; in certain circumstances it can do more harm than good.  An interesting example of this can be found on YouTube.  Don’t get me wrong I’m not against altering images, I class that as artistic interpretation; we all do it to a certain degree.  What I am opposed to however, is the photographer not being honest about what he/she has done.

So this got me thinking….Nobody’s Perfect!  Life would be incredibly boring if everything was impeccable.  We all have flaws, but it’s about accepting them and moving on that make us a better person.  “We were born to be real not to be perfect”(author unknown)

With all this in mind, I spent the day photographing a rose and it’s imperfections.  Do you still see beauty or would you dismiss it as being damaged and an eyesore?

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And before you point the finger at me, the following changes were made in Lightroom to these images: 1) slightly cropped, 2) noise reduced 3) the punch preset was used 4) watermark was added.

“If you look for perfection, you will never be content” – Leo Tolstoy

Thankyou for spending the time to read my post, have a wonderful day and please come back soon.

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3 responses »

  1. Some people manipulate their images so they look totally unrecognisable. I don’t know how they have the time to be honest.

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  2. There is indeed beauty to be found in imperfection… And I’m on your page when it comes to being honest about manipulation. I’m a maximum praise for a minimum effort sort of girl myself – my go to tools are usually crop (if needed), exposure correction (if necessary), curves, a tad of vibrancy and that’s it unless I export into Nik Effects for contrast adjustment, high key etc…but even with these I try not to do more than enhance the existing image.

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