Altering And Improving

The question always asked about photo manipulation is whether the alteration changes the impression made by the photo. In journalism the fear is that photo alterations give the impression of something happening which really didn't. In the case I show below I've altered the contents of my photo to display the #blueangels during their flyover of my neighborhood. I do so with a clear conscience because the scene in the photo is different from reality only because I didn't get a focus lock until I was looking up through the utility lines. If this was journalism I'd be prevented from removing the wires but it isn't and I'm not.

Operationally speaking, it took about 5 min. to remove the lines using Photoshop's clone tool and spot healing brush. Then I replaced nose section of the #1 plane using the clone tool. The details were brought out in normal developing.