If you go down to the woods today and all that…..
What do you think the chances are of getting a shot like this…?
Slim, in my estimation.
Something I do very rarely – frankly I don’t have the imagination or the time or the skill – I have enough trouble getting the photos I take looking right, or at least to my taste. Okay, so this is a very simple composite. The original forest picture is perfectly satisfactory but there was this light gap which felt it needed something to fill it. I remembered a picture of a deer I’d taken, it wasn’t quite up to scratch, a bit of camera shake, but perfectly sufficient for the purpose here (in actual fact I think I should have knocked the focus back a little for this size image). I’m not 100% sure of the scaling. But now the picture has a true single point of interest, before the eye hunted round looking for something to fix on.
Does it matter it’s a composite? Does knowing that fact detract? (yes) Would it be dishonest not to own up? (dunno – as photographers, do we worry about how a picture was created more than appreciating the finished article, do we look for vertical verticals, level horizons before looking at the picture?