This was a pretty remarkable day for cloudscapes… weird, I had no idea cloudscapes was an actual word. Cloudscapes are occasionally cool, and really easy to shoot but… there’s something weird about getting a feeling where it’s absolutely necessary to take my camera out, point and click and capture a cloudscape. Cloudscapes. How messed up is that?
Technical Stuff: The only modification I made to this photo was smudging the name of my village from the sign so I don’t have more people showing up on my doorstep asking for help moving their fridge. Actually… just to be clear, I don’t modify my photos. I might crop the occasional one, but I never change the colours, add to the photo or take elements out. It’s hard enough using a digital camera and telling people I’m a “photographer”, if I were also using software to modify the image I’d have to call myself a “photo technician”, and nobody ever left a bar with a “photo technician” to have a weekend of sex and coke.
Seriously, photography is meant to be the most basic and honest art form… I’m not suggesting photos deliver a Truth, just that when photos are at their least modified they’re at their most honest and if someone uses software to modify a photo the image is no longer a photograph. It’s something else entirely.