"Nothing special about it." is what we feel like when we see a greeting card or a message we get on Facebook or whatsapp using a picture and type on top of that. Really? "No big deal?". Well, about 30 years ago I recieved a New Year card from a photographer. I had a photograph and text written alongside. Ever sinc then, I wanted to use a photograph for a greeting card but the photographers I approached couldn't get it done.
And why am I talking about that now? Because this image of the rose was not as dramatic to behin with. This contrast was added on later and while doing that I couldn't stop thinking about how dramatically we can alter a picture now and how that was almost an impossible task some time ago. Check out the original image below to see the kind of difference photoshop can make.