A quote from George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.
My first image from Morocco and the wonderful picturesque Aït-Benhaddou.
When it comes to landscape images i have no real problem of tweaking something here or there to make it look more appealing to my eye and the vision i get from being in the situation at the time, i'm forever disappointed on location thinking 'ah man if that tree was a few more inches to the left' so in times like this, what is considered 'right and proper'? My answer to this is - do whatever makes you feel comfortable, obviously this only really comes to fruition if and when the situation allows. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable applying this thinking to a documentary portrait image, but to a landscape image, i have no qualms. I grade my images to my vision at the time and what I want to achieve from the narrative within the picture. Thats the most important prerequisite for me. What does the picture tell you? I get this right... I'm happy.
Hey - not forgetting, just sometimes it really can be just a simple case of being in the right time at the right place. Driving past a scene and thinking, in five minutes time... that will make the shot.
Happy looking. :)