I have posted a few photos at a couple of other sites (I'm very sorry Sean! ) and it is interesting to get feedback from an often largely 'digital' audience. Comments include ie. "I'd remove the hand and place it elsewhere so it looks more 'attached'" and many other examples I can't be bothered posting, but it goes to show that the digital age promotes manipulation in most images, removing authenticity. I am not shy of cropping, asking the lab to match skin tones in cross-processing (since I don't develop or print my own yet), requesting a dodge or burn here or there... but when you start cutting and pasting objects and editing beyond the norm (what is considered norm?) , why not preplan and shoot the way intended in the first place? I take comments with a grain of salt and appreciate anyone's view as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it worries me a little when editing goes beyond the actual photograph. I work in both graphic design and photography and to me all the digital photo manipulation comes under the heading 'Graphic Design' and not 'Photography'. Hmmm, thinking out loud here, I'd be interested to hear your views on this.