The Power of Selectivity


The original, full picture

This photograph was taken the other night whilst I was enjoying a quiet walk along our local canal.


A few adjustments have been made to change emphasis

This second image is the same photograph modified using a few adjustments to contrast, saturation, brightness etc. Some items & colours have been exaggerated; one or two things sharpened-up; a few details pulled from the shadows. A lot of the contextual detail has also been cropped or removed.


Further editing changes focus, contect, even time

This final image is the same photo, except that much of the fine detail has been lost, colour balance adjusted, contrast & brightness changed to present a totally different perspective, creating a different emphasis, drawing our attention to other parts of the picture. A bit of zooming & cropping helps to  present a different perspective, even giving the illusion of being from another time.

I was prompted to consider how often I present a situation to others that may be cropped or edited to show what I want, rather than the full picture (or situation) that really exists.

Just a few musings this Sunday morning.

Take care until next time …

About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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