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01/21/2011

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Tracy

Hi, Donna! Welcome back to blogland--great to see you back here! :o) I enjoyed that story with Jamie Lee Curtis in More magazine (I really like that mag!)--she has a great, fresh approach to aging, etc. I don't go in for touching up too much with photos--especially where people are concerned. If too much is alter, then what is the real story? I believe in keeping it real with photos. Great post! Happy New Year, Donna! Wishing you & yours all the very best of health & happiness, peace & joy in 2011! ((HUGS))

Donna Raagas


Thanks, Tracy, for your comment. I agree--if photos aren't an accurate "snapshot in time", then what is? That's why candids are so much fun for me, even though they're not always high-quality. I like celebrating the unpredictability of life, and altered photos usually fit a preconceived image of an ideal. If everybody understands that about magazine covers, Then no harm done--covers are just a marketing tool. But who wants to see predictable photos of people you know? Surprises are much more fun! In the case of the sports program, I can't believe that pro team owners who are willing to pay unearthly salaries to the players wouldn't just order up a new team photo. They must have wanted the background, specifically, St. Basil's cathedral in Russia. The altered New York Nets picture probably cost more to create!

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