you ask for you getI say that people who computer edit their pictures should post the original too within the opening slot post to the tournament so you can see how much of the picture has actually been edited. It kind of steers away from being photography when the picture is computer edited. A photographer's quality is picked up by how decent the picture is when taken, not after it's edited (no blur, decent natural background, attention for detail, focus point should all be natural, not computer manipulated, in my opinion).
Pitty there isn't a rule or guideline stating that originals must be shown along with the edited version. That way we could see if they're worth voting for or not depending on the edited amount.
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if you dont let me use the edit one witch is fair enough then i will just crop and use this one
i personally don't think editing take you away from photography
its a major part of the industry these days
ive said this before and i will say it again
all the pictures in every magazine advert billboard and ETC... will have been edited
its just a fact of photography