This thread grows out of both Umut's desire for more discussion of the work of professionals and a scotch-induced comment by Vaughn in the Moonrise Hernandez thread. Colorado-based landscape photographer Mike David sells a quite a bit out of booths at a couple of upscale shopping malls. He has a shot of docked Venetian gondolas that has been a pretty good seller for him. One of his sales people and I got into a discussion one day about this photo. She used to be a professional darkroom printer and so is pretty anal about prints. Over the years it has become difficult for her to look at it because of a blurry, white tie rope against the dark background that offends her perfectionism. She has even asked him to photoshop it out, but he won't because it was the scene that he found. Go here, http://mikedavidphotos.com/gallery/europe and click on the 2nd photo in the Italy section. What do people think? Would you remove it or let it stay?