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Regarding a REUTERS photo taken by Adnan Hajj. Apparently reuters have withdrawn a photo by adnan hajj after bloggers claimed the photo had been doctored. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.A series of close ups are then posted on the blog, showing that it’s not only the plumes of smoke that were 'enhanced.' there are also cloned buildings. The close ups do appear to show exact replicas of buildings appearing next to one another in the photograph.
If this is true,it shows what can happen. For whatever reason a photographer making his photo more sensational. Not some artistic shot where someone just changes the exact color of a sky to enhance the shot for artistic purposes. A blatant attempt to make a shot appear far worse than it was in order maybe just to sell the shot or maybe to advance a particular political viewpoint. Back in the 1960's academics were arguing that the media was creating the news and framing stories in a way that shaped the underlying message. Maybe it is commonplace. Even so it bothers me.