"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. " Billy Wilder
"Hindsight is an exact science. " Guy Bellamy

24 May 2011


Creative accounting I hear –absolutely! It comes in many guises. This is how it goes: Take five 15Mb images of the same subject but at different exposures (derivatives).  Apply some fancy mathematical logarithm, choose a colour to suit the mood and you end up with one HDR image of about 53Mb. What happened to the missing 22Mb? Politicians loosely refer to that kind of calculation as a “Black Hole”, whilst the Tax Office would suspect Tax Evasion. (The Tax Office should hire more artists).

The bankers are smarter – they add another totally unrelated 20Mb picture into the equation – pull some leavers, do some jiggery pokery and – hey presto - a 120Mb masterpiece. So far I am following their lead:
Image copy PeteM2020
However, the American Bankers have further refined the game. When recently unable to get rid of their toxic art, they cleverly managed to convince Congress to purchase the bad stuff with taxpayer’s money. The Bankers, of course, retain the good stuff for further sales. Now that’s the mastery all artists should perfect!

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