Interesting debate. I hate to think my image started this but apparently it did?
I'm not really sure how "photoshopping" provides any advantage in this context
. I could take any picture and alter it to what I think is the "best pic in the world!" - but that doesn't mean anyone else would like it nor does it make it a better
picture, it just means it was altered.
Subjective is the key word here and I think CC said the rest right.
For my submission I simply converted to black and white and adjusted bright/contrast. For the record all the photos I post, outside of this one, are "out of the camera" with simple resizing.
That aside - Loph's picture is awesome and has my vote so far!