Ever fight with perfection?

Strange elements in pictures are ok sometimes.  Stray elements almost never.  But what if you can’t do anything about a stray element that is in an otherwise decent shot?  Should you leave it or delete it from your hard drive?  Here’s an example of what I mean.

Piscataquog River

This was a grab-shot done from a bridge with a guardrail with a deep snowbank on this side and a huge snowdrift on the other.  Moving that branch was impossible and now that I’ve noticed it, I’ve focused on it and I can’t stop looking at it.  I ignore the whole rest of the scene because of it.  But did I notice it right away or did it take me a few views?  Bah.

I hate stuff like this.  Makes me squiggle-eyed.  I know I should have seen it when I took this, but I didn’t and even if I did, I’m not sure I could have gotten a better angle.  But maybe it’s ok.  Maybe it adds a touch of realism and therefore legitimacy to the image.  If I were a Photoshop expert, no doubt I could get rid of it somehow and have a nice, clean, sanitized image with more cohesiveness.  Maybe I should learn, or maybe I should make peace with perfection and like it the way it is.

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