The Power of Selectivity

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The original, full picture

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

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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.

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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 …

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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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