I didn’t really add anything to yesterday’s image. I simply used Snapseed to pull out more of what was in there all along. Maybe in another ten years or so, one could bring out even more. Ansel Adams made many different versions of his Moonrise over Hernandez, for instance. He kept learning and experimenting and striving to make it better. I think he would have loved working with the possibilities inherent in the digital age.
Right now, there is a lot more in your photograph taken with today’s smart phone than meets the eye. The camera’s job is to make a nice, average image with what it’s given. A nice snapshot, in other words.
You, however, with just a little practice and while having a lot of fun, can turn that snapshot into something more. Sometimes, much more. Be careful, though. It’s really easy to overdo it. When you’re through playing, stop, give it some time, then come back to it with a critical eye. You will know in your heart when it’s right. Right for you.
After all, if it isn’t right for you, it isn’t right. Period.