Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ristra and White Window (part 2) - Santa Fe, NM © 1998

The story behind this shot has not so much to do with when and where it was shot, but with what happened afterwards. I was preparing a "coffee table" book for use at home and wanted to use this image. However, the aspect ratio of the template I was using did not match my original photo. I compensated by turning a 5 x 3 pane window into a 4 x 3 pane window (see the real original in the image above this one). Does this digital alteration cross the line from enhancement to that of potential fraud?


Blogger Bonnie said...

Interesting question! It might depend on how you display the photo. If it's part of an abstract collection, or only for your own family's private viewing, I don't see a problem. If it's more public, or a souvenir/record of a trip in which you identify the location...then I don't know!

I suppose you could acknowledge the alteration as part of your display...but then folks might wonder. (doncha just hate it when the aspect/composition doesn't work?)

Awesome job on the alteration, BTW...I haven't a clue how to do that sort of thing. (maybe that's good! ;-) )

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