How much post processing should be allowed?

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Paulo Matos
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How much post processing should be allowed?
Dec 5, 2011

Despite having spoken about it in other threads, I think this issue deserves to be debated in its own thread.

Take this challenge winning photo, for example:

Are digital compositions allowed?
Do the hosts have to clearly state they are not allowed?

It seems a little strange an entry like this be allowed in the challenge, since it bears no comparison with the others. If digital compositions are allowed, unless stated otherwise, than a whole new world of possibilities are opened, at least for me. I was expecting challenges to be more about shots and less about post processing, except a few enhancements like contrast, colours, exposure, cropping, removing minor defects, etc.

Should I start to assemble my best skies to later merge them with my future entries?

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