Way back when I did film......I sent my rolls off to be developed and when they came back I was satisfied with what I had.......mostly.....but hey if I had what I considered a 'good' one I had that sucker blown up and slapped on the wall so fast it made the old boys head spin!
I have that little digital file up on the monitor....carefully perusing all the gory details....my head nearly glued to that monitor. One lens in particular gives me lots of CA and PF but I love that lens and insist on using it in inappropriate situations....... I can waste a whole day trying to eliminate all those little imperfections that I never even knew existed before digital stuff....jeeeez what you can see when its blown up to 600%! Its total torture!
but I want the best I can do....I try my best to capture the best image I can....and then try my best to make it the best image I can make ( if that makes any sense!)
and then wonder if I ( or anyone else ) have taken it too far......being totally #### about it.
Is it because I can or because I am learning about the things I want to present in my images. Are we losing the joy of just taking a picture or are some people genetically programmed to wallow in all the imperfections? To minutely 'fix' all the details......