Hi, this is another post about big questions, so please all invited to chip in.

Where is the boundary that separates kitsch from a good photo in regard to editing? Can, for example, an HRD touched up photo (I use HDR meaning a picture with artificially enhanced contrast / dynamic range, made to "look") be considered a good picture, always?
What about cropping an image? Can we crop as we like?
Is photography about documenting the truth?
Can truth be documented by a picture?
Is photography a mean of expression, thus hard core editing is obviously part of it?
Where is the boundary between a good photo a kitsch?
Are there set rules of elegance?

Let's discuss