I could not agree more with Scott Bourne's newest post:
The part I like the best is this:
"When I critique photos for competition, I’ll often receive entries from photographers who will include a long, passionate statement declaring 'No Photoshop or digital manipulation of any kind was done to this photograph.'
"I don’t care.
"I really don’t. At the end of the day, all I want to do is look at great photographs. This isn’t a contest to see who can make it the hardest to get a great shot. The result is what matters. I don’t really care if you use Photoshop or iPhoto or Aperture or Lightroom or none of the above or all of the above. I don’t care if you used or did not use filters, actions or special effects. I don’t care if you shot digital or film or if you manipulated the image. I don’t care if you used HDR or tonemapping or didn’t. Unless you’re a photo journalist and I’m looking at your images in the “New York Times,” I don’t care if you posed people, cloned out distractions, changed colors or anything else.
"All I care about is the picture! If it’s good I like it. If it’s not I don’t and the process that you went through to get it, isn’t relevant to me at all – period."