Friday, March 8, 2013

Picture Enhancement...Steroids for My Photos?

I thought I'd enhance some of my photos from my recent adventure on the Cataraqui Trail after viewing a bit of,  "Trail Porn"(I'm not sure how long the site has been around but you can submit pictures if  you think they have what it takes to be a "Porn Star"). It is amazing what a few adjustments of contrast, brightness, saturation, cropping, straightening/rotating etc. can do for a once drab photo. Not only is it fun but it almost makes me feel like I know what I'm doing :-)
Compare the originals with the digitally enhanced version. Like with steriods, the enhanced version may look better however they are in some cases nothing but a distorted reality. So what do you think? Is picture enhancement OK, or should I be banned for life?