This beautifully full Nerium Oleander bush is on my walking route.

I’ve photographed a single blossom in the past, but this time, I wanted to capture the mass of blooms. It seems fuller this spring than I remember from previous years.

When I reviewed the two photos I took, I realized that I had caught a stop sign in both of them. This was because I wanted to catch how the early morning sunlight was landing on the flowers and foliage, so I stayed on the same side of the plant.

So now, I had a decision to make – do I leave the stop sign in or edit it out? Is it a distraction or does it cause interest?

I tried editing it out, and while I was at it, “fixed” a few other things that could be distractions.

Did I go to far with fixing?

I’m pretty sure I know my preference. I’m interested to hear yours.

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand”

Ansel Adams