Still much to process post-show, (isn't that a good/large part of the internal process?) and am reflecting on another overheard comment last Saturday evening in which a show participant was talking about another participant's work (both having submitted photographs), "... he's used some tricks" in a low, hushed, nearly ominous tone. Why use the word "trick"? Isn't all art a bit of a trick? (and ironically I'm not using the word "trick" in the same way I did in the previous post in which I was talking about the challenge, here I'm talking about the negative connotation of 'fooling' someone).
So, is this brick building a great post-processed image? Better yet, simply: is this a great image? I don't know, time will tell perhaps -- but it sure looks a lot better than what I started out with. The colors are pleasing to me. I'm not sure it tells me a story right now, or if in time - image familiarity will become the value - but this is art (you can call it a trick if it makes you feel better).