Trouble is, I'm not art-trained - never done a course in anything artistic so I feel at a distinct disadvantage to those who have arts related degrees and seem to know what they're talking about! I look at a piece of art or a photograph - I either like it or not. I don't go looking for hidden meanings, alegorical references etc or need to understand what the artist was thinking about for me to like it! I guess art appreciation is a learned skill - but if it means I can appreciate a stack of bricks or half a preserved dog as Art, then maybe I'll just stick to what I like :-)
So one of the photos above is photoshopped, the other is straight from the camera (except crop and small levels adj, no blurring etc) - which one is which do you think?