Last week Nick Marzinski of Trapping Light was in my area so we linked up and went out for a photo shoot and a beer in the quaint little town of Weston. We went to the local winery and one of the oldest churches in the area. I have shot this church before, but this was the first time with the 17-40 mm lens.
It is always nice shooting with a fellow photographer, especially a good one! You can bounce ideas off of one another and discuss the more technical aspects of photography and post processing. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy shooting with beginners as well, but the photo conversations usually do not go beyond f/2.8.
We were near an old railroad intersection and it had so much to offer, even a place to recycle cardboard boxes. However, when you are shooting, recycling cardboard boxes is not something you will find yourself doing so the recycle bin was more of a distraction than anything. Nick and I both agreed it was a distraction and the first thing we thought of was, “Clone Stamp Tool”!
There is nothing wrong with using the clone stamp tool to remove a distraction. Especially when that distraction could have been physically moved. I am no Incredible Hulk, my two year old would beg to differ, but if I had the right equipment I could have moved it.
Likewise, that building in the before picture below is a distraction, if I had a bulldozer I could have taken care of it. However, that would probably have cost me a pretty penny, not to mention the lack of a permit probably could have gotten me arrested.
Thank heavens for the Clone Stamp Tool! Removing distractions since 1990, now if only I could Clone Stamp Facebook out of my life and Pinterest out of my wife’s!