Thursday, November 02, 2006

Reflection of an elevator

After taking photos of the Langham elevator I went to the back of our car to put my camera away when I noticed the reflection of the elevator on the roof of the car. The car's blue paint made the reflection look like a lake. When we showed this photo at craft sales a number of people approached us and asked where the lake was in Langham as they didn't recall one being there.
As a photographer one decides whether to take photos as realistically as possible or to take whatever one sees even though it may change the "genuineness" of the photo location. I say there's nothing wrong with taking such photos as long as it's not presented as "fact". Photo journalists must be particularly careful not to manipulate scenes or situations in order to sell their work to newspapers.
What do you think of photos such as this one?

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