It saddens me to think that some of you cannot keep an open, artistic mind while critiquing on photo.net. Photography is manipulation. Manipulation is photography. Photography is art, is it not? Art is an ever changing entity in my mind, free to evolve, and free to be "different" and new. Free also then to each artist's individual expression and interpretation. Welcome to the year 2005. Photography will revolutionize along with the rest of the world no matter how many times you degrade top rated manipulated images on photo.net... or how many times you beg for segregation of manipulated and un-manipulated images on the net. The sooner everyone realises this, the sooner we can all get along and further ourselves as open-minded, learning artists.