Of course, you can keep going and going with all sorts of post processing tweaks, nipping, tucking, liquifying, and adjusting until the photo looks like someone else entirely! I prefer to keep my images looking very natural and real, so I usually avoid going overboard. I think she looks great already, so why mess with success?!?
I didn’t make it to Dallas until the summer of 1979, so I won’t be in any of these photos. However, it’s still fun to look through the archives of Nick DeWolf and his trips to Dallas (and other cities). It’s mostly just casual snapshots, so don’t expect to see some sort of Pulitzer-wining documentary work here. However, it’s still a blast to dig through photos of the Texas State Fair dating back thirty five years or more.
I admire these men. They load big rigs, haul water to and from fracking sites out in the middle of nowhere, lay heavy pipelines, get covered in dirt and mud, work long hours in the heat and cold and rain… all just so we can have natural gas to keep our modern conveniences running. The life of an oil and gas man looks brutal, but I’d secretly love to do it – just let me grab a flannel shirt and a thermos full of hot coffee!
If you are shooting video on your DSLR, you apparently can’t live without these items: