All photography, to a certain extent, is a lie. A friend said that to me the other day during a conversation about Photoshop and my first impulse was to disagree. But in there somewhere was a seed of truth I mulled over today as I edited. Photography is the photographer's imposition and framing of reality. It's the color corrected stopping of time.
It's confusing and beautiful. Manipulative and transportive. Is it more important for an image to tell the truth or the truth as I experienced it? This image, for example, you would never know photographer @mikecoots and I were getting absolutely hammered by wind and current. That this was the one area with semi clear water. The lens was finicky and the focus on me is a bit soft. Normally that would drive me insane, but it felt right for this one. For the reality I wanted to tell. It was a fun albeit imperfect adventure. Does it lose its magic when I tell the truth? Does anyone even read a caption this long? 😂Sorry, these are the things I think about when I sit at the computer for hours :) #onedayIllwriteashortcaption