These photos and the three from the previous blog were all taken on the same morning in or near the same location. It is dizzying to think how many aspects of reality there are to choose from at any given moment.
I alter every photo, to some degree or other, in Photoshop. It is one of my tools. Just as there are endless possible pictures to take at any given time, there are endless possible alterations that can be done. The last photo - Pond Life - is an extreme example. Others, like images 5 & 6, emulating old fashioned hand coloured photos (and 8 with it's sepia toning) are a little more subtle. Other than being outside and taking the photos (despite the wet feet and cold fingers) making alteration choices is my favorite part of photography.