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I collect Windows Spotlight images as a hobby, but I have to reject some of the location/landscape images because they are obviously color-enhanced, so much so as to appear unnatural, or enhanced as this one was, by adding elements that were not in the original image and appear to be incongruent and out-of-place.
I remember one recent image that featured a rising sun in the background and in the foreground, jagged rock formations rising up from the ground like fingers pointing to the heavens. The original shot, if left alone, would have been awesome, but my eyes were immediately drawn to a rock surface facing away from the sun, but somehow illuminated to highlight the crystalline formations embedded in the dark rock. Deus ex machina.
Truly beautiful shots, painstakingly taken by talented photographers.
Why photoshop in flowers? Taboo for honest photographers. It’s already a beautiful place.
Stunningly beautiful pictures, perfectly reflecting the beauty of creation.
The above 2 images are:
Jackson Lake, Teton Mountain Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA