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  • Wednesday, April 30, 2008

    A Break From Fish - Sort'a

    LOOK CLOSELY AT PHOTOS
    Photoshop Disasters
    need longer arms ?
    need bigger fish?

    .. Is your belly button ugly? Are your arms too short? Is your fish too small? How about a triple-jointed wrist? All things are possible!
    .. Forget about accurate portrayal of the scene before you and have it "PHOTOSHOPPED." After all, fly fishing is just the fantasy of rich snobs with too many Jeep's in the garage. Live large: make it real.
    .. With technological improvement comes advanced photo enhancement. The real and the imaginary come together in visual fantasy that is nearly believable.
    .. Fishing guides have long known that if a client thrusts his fish toward the camera the foreshortening effect creates bigger fish and better memories -- and of course larger tips, and return business. Fish always grow after they've been caught.
    .. There is a place on the web to see some interesting byproducts of the digital age -- gone wrong. It's called Photoshop Disasters. A brief perusal will give you some food for thought about what you're seeing in magazines, books, blogs and other photo sources. The comments about each disaster are just as good as the errors that are recorded.
    ..This world is really a spiffy place.
    The money quote says it all:
    Clumsy manipulation, senseless comping, lazy cloning and thoughtless retouching are our bread and butter.
    .. Below are a few images to give you pause.

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    .. With all apologies to Mark Glassmaker at ALASKA TROPHY FISHING; Why stop with a big fish? You can have a giant fish!