I consider most of my photography to be ‘straight’ documentary; that is, any post processing work done is purely to enhance the quality of the image rather than distort. A little bit of colour balancing, curves adjustments, and dodging/burning. Its a contentious issue, especially when it comes to reportage and photojournalism. How much post processing is allowed before the original image becomes something different?
The photo above is pretty much straight out of the camera. It involved some christmas lights and a zoom lens. I admit to changing the original colour of the light swirls from orange to blue. I felt the spiralling swirls somehow represented life energy or cosmic energy, and I associated this energy with the blue glow surrounding planet earth in the lovely images we see beamed back to us from space. Some call it orgone energy.