Tnx brah- U know, there in Latvia mostly are cloudy days without sun. And if ya go to shot a pics, the result isn't so good as U expect. That's why I make some changes in brightness and saturation- and I don't think, it's bad. Some ppl say- U must post only original (unedited) pics but I think- it's an Art Site (DeviantART), and art U can make from the photos too. There is a category- photojournalism- and there all can put their unedited pics. All these photomanipulations are art in some way, aren't they? But I don't make photomanipulations- I only a little edit my pics to look better for observers.
Jared, I can tell ya one important thing. If ya've pro (dslr) camera, U don't need to edit pictures in most cases cos of very good picture quality (or cos of good lenses and sensor). If ya use an amateur (compact) camera, U MUST apply an unsharp mask for better pic quality! I use Gimp, this makes an image a bit sharper and brings a bit more brightness and saturation. In few words- pic looks more like as from dslr camera.
Woah, have ya a snow in Hawaii?!? But don't bother, I'm not angry on these ppl cos someone likes what I do, others hates it. And U know, one of my drawings was banned here on DA- they said- it's pornography! But I don't think so- I've seen here a lot of BAD pornography and no one banned it! I can send this banned pic to U, if ya want- then U can decide- I'm wrong or they are wrong. Morale: we ppl are so different- and that's good at all! Imagine, if we all would be so right, lawful and passive- there would be a boredom in the world!