I agree Gordon. We don't live in a perfect world, and without the contrast it is harder to appreciate the fine things in life and nature. It is only natural that one would like to capture the perfection, but it is worthwhile as you said to also include the less-than-perfect sometimes. Often I find that I have to make this conscious decision when composing a shot, which adds to the whole experience of photography I think.greyflash said:I was tempted to prune the dead blossom on the rose but then felt that it added to the image that I was after. It was the contrast that caught my eye. Right or wrong the dead blossom sort of led my eye to the beauty and life of the live one.
Gordon, LOL.... :lol:greyflash said:Frank, will wonders never cease, I have actually dusted off my 105mm and took a couple of images. Who knows I might grow to like this.