Toronto. Over half a century ago, I was struggling with my black and white prints. They were terrible. I resolved to focus on improving them and eventually did so by matching my negative contrast to the print contrast and choosing a matching paper grade along with doing the correct initial exposure, chemical mixing, time, and temperature when processing. etc.
Today, digital pictures can be manipulated in various image editors such as Photoshop or Affinity Photo to fix or fake results. In the colour shot above or left, look closely at the background to see the effect of Photoshop and ingenuity.
My post title is from a line sung by the late Glenn Frey in the song “Love in the 21st Century“. Frey was one of the musicians to go it alone when the Eagles imploded. I have this song on his CD album “Strange Weather” from 1992.