This family was sitting on a hill in Hoboken looked across the Hudson at the Lower Manhattan skyline. I had these exact edits in mind when I took this picture. I tried to get as much silhouette as I could through the camera, using a small f/22 aperture. In Photoshop I converted the photo to B&W and upped the contrast. I really like the result. It reminds me of a sketch.
Editing photos is always a hot discussion topic for those interested in photography. While there is general agreement that anyone serious about photography is likely best served shooting in RAW format and doing some light editing, stronger edits really summon strong opinions.
My philosophy is to edit the pictures so that they portray what I saw and felt when I took the picture. Very rarely do I manipulate pictures beyond these lights edits. I do think that stronger edits can be very effective when done correctly and do represent a legitimate form of art.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 at 37 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160