My Favorite Photography Question

Has this image been ‘photo-shopped’?

The goal as a fine art photographer vs. the goal of the photo-journalist

The false choice ‘Where is the line between processing and manipulation’?

Image capture and developing the digital negative are one process.

The true criteria has to do with aesthetics.

Getting it right in the field is very important:
Saves time, and
Ensures that you capture what you envisioned