“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John LennonHey, I know that title is a bit dramatic, but for my first article here on The Luminous Landscape I wanted to do something a bit different – because there are so many great how-to and gear review articles on this site.
Photography and the death of reality is not a new topic, but as we move more and more into digital darkroom enhancements, I thought I’d explore it with the talented readers of this site. One of my goals with this article is to get your feedback in the Forum Section of this site.
Before I go on, I’d like to share a story about Ansel Adams, relayed to me by one of his assistants, the talented John Sexton. Here goes: A man writes Ansel Adams a letter (condensed here): Dear Mr. Adams, I have your books. Your beautiful pictures of Yosemite inspired me to visit this National Park. However, when I got there I was disappointed. The park does not look like that.