I knew someone in the business of making and selling “fine art nature photography.” I never saw anything fine in this artist’s work, but didn’t have the heart to say so.
I mentioned that I use my computer to “tweak” my amateur nature photos to improve what I get out of the camera.
She said, “That’s cheating.”
When she saw some of my earliest moon pix, admiring them she said, “Boy, I thought I was the photographer here.”
I said, “I cheat.”
It’s not a photograph. It’s a wordless expression of me in the way I experience a subject, with the help of a camera and a computer.
Somebody tell Ansel Adams he was cheating when he used an orange filter to shoot his classic, Moon and Half Dome …