I believe manipulating photos using software is transformational and moves both photographic skills and the science of photography into the realm of art - the creation of something new. It is not simply interpereting reality, it is redefining it.
5 Things I Do To Every Portrait by Terry White
THANKS TO A COLLEAGUE
One of my Flickr contacts ( Edwin Jones) has been instrumental in my learning so much about post processing. He very generously posts 'before and after' images on his blog as well as outlining the process he followed. I never tire of looking at his work which is sometimes large skyscrapers which normally have no soul at all IMHO. Many thanks Edwin.