Parables, such as this, an Olympic gold medal winning athlete, and a few moments later medal was revoked because he was caught breaking the rules. Photographers Herry Fisch experienced something similar to this when he declared to be the first champion in the National Geographic photo for categories where and traveling, but in the next 72 hours his title later in disqualification.
Cause Herry disqualified? Herry using the cloning tool in Photoshop to eliminate plastic waste that is in the right picture. See the two photos below, the above is the original image while the photo below is a photo of the cloning tool.
Contest rules specified that image processing is allowed only burning (darken) and dodging (make brighter), while eliminating certain object is expressly prohibited.
Actually there are two scenarios that can be done to eliminate waste Herry without breaking the rules of the contest:
Using crop to crop the image so that the waste was co-truncated
Doing burning the waste so that it becomes invisible and not using cloning.
In an email to Herry, editor of National Geographic clearly say, “I’m afraid you can not crop waste, or even let it, because it really does not give effect to waste anything.”
Rice has become porridge. A clear lesson to keep in mind is, read and know the rules and obey a photo contest, photo contest, especially if you follow these prestigious enough.