Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
I agree with ArtO and the original photographer... leave it there.

As a photographer I feel I'm obliged to record the world as it exists, not to create a different one that agrees with my vision.

The world is not always nice and pristine as we would wish. Ask any combat photographer.

- Leigh
I find the rope distracting. That is one of the reasons that I like shooting a spare frame or two for important shots, no PS required that way. Just me though.

As to the obligation to the record the world as it exists, I feel no such obligation. In fact I don't think it's even possible to take an unbiased shot.

The simple act of pointing the camera one way rather than another gives priority to one context vs another.

Photography is manipulated at every step; choice of film, lens, FOV, POV, development, printing, lighting, timing, ...