Normal exposure levels:
Exposure changed to make photo darker than original. I love the gloomy, sombre look of this:
Exposure changed to make photo brighter than original. I like the mid-snowstorm effect this gives (and it was snowing, so not so far from actual!):
Obviously if I did this kind of tinkering on all my photos, I would never get anything posted. But here, I think the two alternate versions are both more interesting than the original (which isn't bad, though a little grey and dull). What do you think about this kind of digital alteration? I'm not taking anything out or adding anything, but it certainly does change the mood of the scene. Cheating, or no?