Magic Eraser could isolate our little group for me, putting us on a private beach, alone—voilà! Instant Kennedys. But I also like how full of people this beach is. Seeing everyone else camped out in the background reminds me of all the things I observed as a child, attending this crowded beach.
This is fantastically written, and I agree with it wholeheartedly. You do you, but I think tools like Magic Eraser and the healing brushes in every photo editing app out there are best used in moderation.
And if you are going to edit big things out, try to hold onto the original as well, you may be surprised how much you appreciate having those more accurate captures down the road.