What a travesty!
How did this thread become so off-the-topic beats me. But then it is not my job to change skeptics. Your perception is your belief. Deal with it but also be aware that others may excel you.
As for me, I am not here to argue my point but to learn (and exhibit) what I think is a passion for photography.
P.S.: Following Maureen's guidline, this thread is over as far as I am concerned. For the record, it has been stated earlier the image has been resized and framed but not "doctored".
This thread simply shows how people who may not have the same level of talent tend to attack somoone who does instead of learning! Damn it is pathetic at the very least!!!!