Note the hand in the frame on the lower left. This is a better example of how hard it is to clone certain elements out of the photo. I tried to pay attention to detail, but it becomes obvious when you repeat a pattern from somewhere else in the photo over the part you want to clone out, particularly when there is not much background to choose from. I also took out my sweet granddaughter but just left the light color of her clothing and it looks like a jacket or backpack, perhaps.
As a follow up to my prior post I had given up on getting the geese as the focal point of my photo. I could have cropped it down, but the focus was too poor to be useful. I just removed my neighbors for the heck of it to show how photos can lie.
Errol Morris in his book that I am reading wrote: "It is an error engendered by photography and perpetuated by us. And it comes from a desire for "the ocular proof," a proof that turns out to be no proof at all. What we see is not independent of our beliefs. Photographs provide evidence, but no shortcut to reality. It is often said that seeing is believing. But we do not form our beliefs on the basis of what we see; rather, what we see is often determined by our beliefs. Believing is seeing, not the other way around."