Originally posted by lynnesite:
Appreciate your thoughts. You know, I didn't think of that for a minute--to me it didn't differ from prior fence removals, including a horse one which top tenned and I submitted the raw original. And got a little bit of comment from some voters that I didn't remove *enough* fence!
The rules say "Cloning, dodging, burning, etc. to improve your photo or remove imperfections or minor distracting elements, etc. is acceptable. However, using any editing tools to duplicate, create, or move major elements of your photograph is not permitted."
So I didn't duplicate/create/move anything. The final image is quite cropped so the vertical fence post wasn't part of the shot at all, and of course the crop eliminated almost all of the dog too. The horizontal fence was the big element removed. Some voters think I cropped too closely and reduced the impact of the shot. Part of the close crop was to avoid showing the exercise boots which he had to be turned out with after 5 weeks of being penned in a small space due to suspected fracture! I should have submitted the same crop, instead of showing it uncropped. Guess the best thing would be to post the entry shot for side by side check.
It would be interesting for you to post up another thread showing cropped image before and after fence removal and asking SC if this would be considered a "major element" in this image...