Photoshop Vs. A Pruning Tool


I have the utmost respect for the computer mavens who can make the sun rise and fall with Photoshop, and believe me– I don’t say that lightly.We all have to know what we are good at. I would like to believe that I am a good photographer/film maker/designer. But I’ll tell you- My Photoshop skills are limited, because that’s the way I want it.

Recently, I stumbled across a momma bird hatching 4 eggs, I shot with 3 cameras over a 5 day period. Two hours into the shoot, I realized that I was losing 70% of my photos because of dead branches and vines in the way. I proceeded to do a “Joe DiMaggio Photoshop,” which consisted of a 6ft ladder, and some pruning shears. I cleaned up the composition. New idea? I don’t think so!

In 1968, I was at my first Indianapolis 500, turn one, eye-level shot, 33 cars, chain link fence, snip snip with the dikes, bend chain link, lens through chain link…Great photo.

I guess there’s nothing new under the sun.

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