When digital manipulation starts to lie

by Andrew Brett Watson
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Here is a nice snap I took of the Sydney harbor last time I was there…

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…but it has been edited. Here is the original:


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Although in reality the Opera House is situated relatively near to the harbor bridge the it is still far enough away as to appear quite small in the photo. I took a bit of artistic license to enlarge the Sydney Opera house a little and it looked better, it actually looked more real and the viewer would benefit from a clearer view of the Opera House. Then I enlarged it some more and it's still didn't look bad, in fact some people commented how good it looked, but when I turned of the layer an realized just how much I had changed it. Have I crossed the boundary between enhancement and fabrication? Have I digitally altered the size of the Opera House too much? Is the result a lie?

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Coffee cup on bar top

by Andrew Brett Watson
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Photo of a coffee cup on a bar top that I did for a catalogue. I personally don't like the shape of these cups. It's hard to get enthusiastic when you have to take a photo of something you don't like to look of.

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