I suspect it’s characteristic of amateur photographers to experiment with the built-in features of whatever simple graphics program they’re using. I was no different. When I first started to photograph objects in the garden, I saw the old gargoyle sitting there with the leaves of a bush on his shoulder. I snapped him and played with the image in my limited way. I still smile when I see this one. After that experiment, I started to leave the images pretty much the way they came out of the camera…for better or worse.