Manual images are fine, but sometimes need some post-processing to make them just right. Or maybe not.
Sometimes you take a picture that just isn’t very good. This is an example of such an image:
It’s hard to track a flying bird at full zoom in a cloudy sky. The focus is off, the exposure is off, and the composition off. This is not a good picture. But can anything be done to save it?
I cranked up the exposure, increased the contrast, desaturated to B&W, inverted the colours, and recropped the framing. Voilà! A “MOMA quality” image that looks like it might have been made in a completely different medium such as paper or even cloth. Dramatic lithographic tones and severely asymmetrical composition turns a dull, blurry image of an unrecognizable bird against and indistinct gray sky into a signature piece. You see less artistic offerings on the market every day.
Limited edition prints available in the gift shop. *LOL*