Like other photojournalists caught manipulating photos,a common denominator appears to be contest ambition.http://ow.ly/8RZDb
— Alex Garcia(@AGarciaPhoto) February 4, 2012
— Chicago Tribune staff photographer’s tweet
In one image published in a photo gallery at sacbee.com in September of a lone person in a sunflower field, Patrick removed the shadow of his camera and arm from the photograph, inserting sunflowers in its place.
In a 2009 photograph of the Auburn wildfire that was published unaltered in the newspaper, Patrick subtly enlarged the flames in the photograph submitted for a winning entry to the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association annual contest.