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Occassionally I will read discussions about how today's photographers, with their digital equipment and Photoshop, produce photos that no longer represent reality. The point being made is that the film cameras more accurately represented the scene because the image has not been digitally processed.
In the 1980's I used a Pentax 645 and my favorite film was the Fujichrome Velvia Professional 100. This film was known for its "Exceptionally High Color Saturation" as advertised by Fujifilm. About 10 years ago, I went back to my stockpile of slides and picked out the best ones. Then I took them to a local photo shop and had them converted to digital.
Well, guess what? This image was one of them and as you can see it has a saturation that is, to my eye, over saturated. I considered de-saturating it a bit to bring it in-line with my other photos, but ironically I thought that would make this image "over processed".
In the end, unless the work is photo journalism, photography is an artistic media. When taking a photo, I am thinking about all the things that I have learned over the years with the intent of creating a scene of beauty and of balance. I want to capture my emotional experience about the wonders of nature and the creative talents of mankind when building cities.
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