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Looking for a photo of Matt Bettencourt , the winner of the Reno-Tahoe Open golf tournament in Reno, Nevada today I found only 17 images to choose from.
Among the few to choose from, not surprisingly, I found the acknowledgment moment. This one was shot on the 11th hole after Bettencourt made birdie and is smiling broadly. I found two versions of that particular moment. One was a medium distance telephoto from the knees up and the second was a much tighter look. When I saw them I thought two different photographers shot them at the same moment from slightly different angles because the background was different.
I realized that I went back to those two frames from the 11th hole and egads something was terribly amiss. The man (caddie?) behind the golfer in the looser crop had disappeared from the more tightly cropped version. I opened both images and zoomed into that details and it was really quite easy to determine that the image is the same but one had been doctored with software to remove the other man. I suppose Feldman thought it would make the image better. I won't argue that. If the caddie is not there the image is somewhat better. But at what cost?