Friday, March 08, 2013

Utility Poles

Wickieup, Arizona

West of Kingman, Arizona

4 comments:

richardplondon said...

How many people go through anguish trying to keep these things out of their photos - or else, torments of conscience about getting rid of them in "post"? (grin)

Carl said...

Yeah, I've never understood the pretense of "pristine, untrammeled nature," which doesn't actually exist. The world as it does exist fascinates me endlessly, utility poles and all.

lyle said...

a video on how to use the 'content aware' feature of photoshop shows how to get eliminate the offending pole....

Carl said...

Lyle, of course! As I mentioned in another recent comment, that tool is terrific for cleaning up scans from film, but I don't have any interest in using it to alter picture content.

As an aside, if I were currently doing commercial photo illustration assignments as I did for so many years, I would happily incorporate these tools into a process that begins by setting up the subject for the camera. Knowing what to fix on the set, and what's easier to fix in post has become an important skill for illustration work.

My personal work is in the documentary tradition, so there's never an issue of setting things up for the camera, or altering picture content in post processing.