We had a fantastic view from our rented house on Orkney. One early evening it was getting very dark, as if the heavens would open imminently. Then, suddenly, the island of Gairsay was hit by the sun while the rest of the landscape and sky remained dark and gloomy. It only lasted a few seconds, but fortunately I had my camera to hand.
I took the shot from inside, so I had to remove a few minor reflections in the window and also took out some telephone lines. I have no objection to anybody creating a better image using the tools we now have available, as long as they are honest and up front about it. If you make major alterations to an image without explicitly stating it, I think you are deceiving the viewer. This is a well rehearsed discussion in photography and I may come back to it in a future post.