Lmao! I will take that as a compliment. I took the photo, I adjusted light levels very moderately and used noise reduction, that's it. No air brushing, cloning, or HDR used. This, my friend is why I trail run in Colorado. This was 5 steps off the trail.
Yup! I think it depends on the person. Dont get me wrong, I have photoshopped the ever living snot out of some photos, but when that occurs I am creating something intentionally that is other than the photo would normally look, and I make no effort to conceal it. And honestly, even HDR is a very cool technique when used right that creates the image that the eye would see and overcomes the limitations of film or the photographic process in general.