When it comes to photography, I'm a noob, but one thing I strive for is authentic photo. With this arises a dilemma. How much can a photo be tweaked or altered? If you have noticed - some of the photos on here have been put through the pop-art filter on my camera (makes all the colours vivid and people orange like oompa-loompas). Guadalajara has been pretty grey - so it's been difficult capturing colours...hence the filter (I could do the same in post production but frankly I'm a little lazy).
It bugs me it isn't accurately representing reality and I feel dishonest if I go in and really tweak things...it's just a point and shoot, so maybe the question is moot as they don't really accurately capture things. It will persist as get more and more into photograph (I'm already thinking about a new camera, despite mine being less than a year old... :-) )
With that in mind - what about actual 'corrections'? I don't generally alter photographs but find myself really tempted to. The Panorama function on the Olympus TG-3 is primitive at best (Olympus needs to look to the iPhone)...so there are frequently errors in the pictures. Is it cool to correct those? What if I just started to delete things like billboards, garbage and tourists? :-)
Do or don't? Here is an example (check the side street/curb near gf)