Imaging software is fun to use, but sometimes I do feel like it is cheating. I grew up using 35mm film and what you shot is what you got. Today there are so many options out there, it’s hard for me to take that leap and alter, but I do sometimes. There are so many edited/altered images that are amazing, it is does inspire me to try.
Somehow when I use my iPhone I don’t feel like I am cheating! Each of these photos would be very boring without the adjustments.