Well, this is a bit of a rant or a step-up on my soapbox. There are a few sites that post-processing of pictures has gotten completely out of hand imho. Pictures that seem to be on these sites have morphed into something you may see in X-Plane/MSFS and look plastic from so much processing. AARGH!
I tend to do very little to my pictures and that is why I really enjoy this site. Honest pictures are posted that I have no doubt would be rejected elsewhere. I get to see planes that I have never seen via pictures taken by photographers using xteme to simple equipment.
I guess this is an age old argument—to improve or leave original—and I guess I tend to be on the original side of the runway.
Stepping down from my soapbox now.