Lately, I’ve been having quite the internal debate over how much editing is too much on my photos. I’m guessing you all know what I’m talking about. When shooting in RAW, it is so easy to fiddle around with your exposures etc, and then with programs like photomatix it’s easy to slam a preset on it and tweak some dials. I wonder if this is taking it too far for it to be called photography once there is so much post production. It is like microwaving spaghetti sauce and saying you made dinner from scratch…
I also need to learn more photoshop technique, I feel that would push it into the realm of graphic design.
anyway, here is a shipwreck, unmodified and modified, I’d love to know your stance
and here is one processed using photomatix pro: