It seems as though I have lost the big picture. In my attempt to get an uploadable shot into the database, I got a little bit too creative in Photoshop. Here is the photo in question:
Photo © Eric Daniel Smith
And here is the original
In order to make an acceptable a.net upload, I cloned out the flash on the LCD Screens, not really knowing whether or not it was acceptable. I have now come to realize that it was not. All I can say is that I didn't take the advice of one of the photographers I respect the most, it was Jeff Miller who said "shoot like photoshop doesn't exist." Boy did I stray from those words.
It is with that in mind that I ask for removal of the photograph. It compromises what is left of my integrity and it makes me feel like a tabloid photographer when I look at it. I can't over emphasise how sorry I feel about uploading what I now feel to be a fake image. I am prepared to accept any consequences that comes from breaking the rules.
Eric Daniel Smith