In a few recent posts I have gotten some well thought out responses to pictures and a few have suggested cloning out some small details - I felt some emotional resistance to those suggestions and I've been thinking and trying to sort that out. Why don't I mind doing that kind of 'alteration' to some pictures but not to others? Why don't I have that same sort of feeling about increasing contrast or increasing saturation? What it comes down to is that some pictures I am attempting to capture things as I saw them - preserving reality as I saw it. And I don't want to change them because, in some way, that is being unfaithful to my memories. Changing contrast or saturation seems to be emotionally acceptable because, in my mind's eye, my pictures have perfect contrast and wonderful saturation and I am just adjusting the picture to match my emotional image. (if that makes sense) Other picture, particularly portraits, I am going to some lengths to make people look as good as they can be - and so using electronic pimple or wrinkle remover seems to be much more in the spirit of things.