In a recent thread where people made some enhancements to a person's photo, it struck me that by the time you make the clouds so dark and foreboding that they look nothing like the original, and enhance colours, and darken moods, and do all the other things that can make a photo really look amazing, it gets to a point where you've gone past creating a "photo" which to me is a representation of a scene as it existed, and gone into a realm of "art" where you are creating an "image" or an interpretation of something in a form that it did not exist.
It made me think. Pure photography, just rendering a scene realistically, is still "art" but there's also a point where PP can go beyond a "Photo" and become some kind of unrelated "artwork"
How wide is the line between the two, and how blurred is that line?
Might make an interesting discussion. I can see people doing art degrees given it as a topic ;P