Maybe a strange question, but I just wondered if you consider photos that have been pretty heavily edited can actually be classed as photography. I know for the purists the answer is definitely going to be a no. The reason why I ask this is that I went out to walk the dog earlier on this evening, and took my camera and started clicking away. The weather was dull and overcast, so I knew that my pictures wouldn't be very good. I managed to be out just as the sun was setting so I took some more to see what happened. I was looking through them earlier, and I wasn't surprised that 99% of them were totally boring, and destined to the recycle bin. The Mrs was watching Big Brother so I decided to load up Photoshop and try some stuff out. The results are below - very heavily edited pictures, but just they don't look anything like the original. The Mrs likes them, (but what does she know shsssh) but they're not really photos, as it just shows that any old boring photo can be made to look semi-decent. So what do people class edited 'photos' as ??