I took this a while back when I was at my parents in law. The shot itself is (like most of the shots I take) nothing special and wasn’t even going to get posted until I started playing with Gimp again.
Here’s the original (or at least the post Picasa size reduced original)
(1/500, f/5, aperture priority, focal length – 39mm, 01/09/07 14:00, ISO – 100)
Just a picture of Sam, the wifes family dog. Nothing overly great about the picture, though I like the depth of field for the bushes in the background.
I loaded it into Gimp and was messing about with the clone tool to see if I could remove the pole (a washing line if you must know) and was quite impressed with the result. Then (because they mentioned it in a magazine) I found the burn tool and did some work on the rocks to make them a little darker.
I like the result. I’m not sure I like it more than the original (minus the pole* obviously) . What do you think?
Yes, I’ve noticed it too. The land seems to be sloping from left to right. Honestly I can’t remember if the ground did this but I have a feeling its me still not holding the camera straight and level.
* For the record I have nothing against poles. I know some nice poles. I also like pillars, stacks and columns. In fact, you could say I’m a fan of all vertical based structural implements.