Quote Originally Posted by tiberiustibz View Post
There can be too much photoshop. However, variable contrast burning to achieve more consistent tonality throughout your image probably does not fall into the category of "over-photoshopped."
this is true,
but there are "treatments" that can be
done in a traditional darkroom, that can easily be overdone ..
too much contrast, too little contrast, vignetting, star filtering,
"the big hand" to dodge and make things look too 3-d,
screening, thwack the enlarger while it is exposing the print,
printing through "stuff" ...

the problem is that competitions try to homogenize
and better things happen when there is no homogenization ...