I enjoy impressionist paintings. Monet, Degas, and van Gogh are among my favorites. I like to make photographs that look like impressionist paintings. I enjoy the power to radically alter the appearance of a photograph with the click of a mouse. Many photographers cannot accept such powerful tools and take pride in the fact that their photos are not manipulated, and thatís fine. It is a new form of art, and it will take time for some to accept it.
I, for one, embrace it. It is creative, and it is fun. The tools will become more and more powerful, and the images will be more and more amazing.