The answer is D, it was none of the above. Most guessed hair clippings...sure does look like it!
There once was a time when a photograph was just that, a moment captured in time, honest and complete truth. Hence the phrase "Pictures don't lie." Well, that's not so true anymore. With the amazing advancement in cameras and the introduction of editing tools, the innocence is lost and master manipulation reigns supreme. This evolution isn't bad, it's just not as simple as it once was. Nothing is ever black and white :)
So what is the original picture?
It is a picture that was taken after altering the settings on my camera to capture the light that is bouncing off of the water at the lake. Here is a picture of just the light hitting the water...
I wanted a close up of the actual light bouncing around and the movement with the water. I altered the White Balance, the Aperture and the ISO. The only editing added was change the colors and that is why it looks like hair.
I hope you found this interesting and maybe inspiring enough to take the time to try something new, not just on a camera, but maybe on any device you might own. I know there are features my microwave can do that I haven't even tapped into. Same goes for my cell phone! Technology is supposed to make life easier, but it usually ends up being to overwhelming to use everything to it's full potential. My camera is my safe haven and the place I channel what brain power I have left in my down time.
What is your go to gadget?