"The camera never lies" ... huh! Don't you believe it!
The phrase was first used in 1895 as an attempt to convince photographic subjects that they really did look like the image that was presented to them. Right from the beginning of its history the camera has been used and misused to show what the photographer, or the subject, wanted to portray. Abraham Lincoln asked his portrait photographer to shorten his neck and make him look younger!
Increasingly with digital photography and editing programmes the picture you see is not necessarily what your eyes might observe.
However, editing doesn't necessarily stop there. What if I want to deceive you altogether ... ?
And still there is nothing in the picture to give scale so you could imagine something huge ... maybe the size of a fist ... again the camera (or the photographer) has lied!
The truth can be seen when the whole context is shown.
We don't and shouldn't believe everything we see! Perhaps the artist, the portrait painter observes more clearly and records more accurately than any camera!
Meanwhile, almost before it was light today I was playing with the torch and this is the result!
Did I say that the turtle also makes a noise! No? Well ... prepare to hear the authentic turtle sound!!!!