View Single Post
Old 01-22-2012, 04:40 AM   #13
Ron Flanary
Senior Member
Ron Flanary's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Posts: 1,327

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd View Post
Ron "click the shutter and done" Flanary is a-fearin' the photoshop.

Back to almost serious. I agree with Mitch. Sometimes it's an interesting effect. In this instance, the photograph just looks off without addressing the distortion.

Loyd L.

Lover of distortion correction, and free form transform
I think Photoshop has its place (and I use it all the time, and find it to be very valuable tool)...but I also think "click the shutter and done" defines the true photographer. That's not to say I qualify, by the way...but I try to make it right at the instant of shutter release without the bells, whistles and gimmicks of excessive manipulation. That's my goal, at least.

One other thought: RP could make this easy by refusing to accept any shot taken with a wide angle lens, since it would always be distorted (a "normal" or any telephoto shot would not be distorted). That would mean you would no longer have to use lens correction or something else to cheat and make a wide appear as a normal. This is akin to putting a square peg in a round hole.

We've been down this road before---and my avatar kind of sums up my way of thinking.

Last edited by Ron Flanary; 01-22-2012 at 04:45 AM.
Ron Flanary is offline   Reply With Quote