Is there are line between the two and when is it crossed? This an image of a coneflower I captured a couple of days ago, it was shot in Raw, a slight curves adjustment, a slight boost in color saturation and then sharpened. The image came out pretty nice but I felt it was missing something, so I went to the filter palette in PS and used the surface blur tool to smooth the image out a bit, not much but enough to make a difference.
There are some who have total disdain for photo shop and manipulation, then again there are others who believe it’s part of the process and is not a big deal. When is it too much, and after it is added to an image do you stop calling an image a photograph and if so what do you call it then. It really doesn’t bother me that much and I was just wondering what your thoughts on this subject are.