The Toy Shop
This is Ronnie’s shop.
Ronnie’s shop is full of interest and character, like no other.
This was a difficult shot against the light and from a dark corner, with the result that much effort was required through processing to achieve a passable image. I feel as though, with pictures like this, that I’ve reached a boundary; a tipping point. From a photo purist’s point of view it’s not something that you would capture on a Hasselblad. From a purist stance it’s over processed and the high ISO has resulted in quite a bit of noise, that had to be smoothed and then hidden by some added grain. His head is distorted by the light entering through the window and the white vignette somehow dissipates and bleeds the image out of the picture edges.
Was it a step too far when I signed up to Ansel Adam’s edict that ‘pictures are made, not taken’?
How far should I go in ‘making an image’?
…………as far as necessary, I say…….