When I read this I was shocked that a professional press photographer made the decision to alter one of their images in such a way that the truth became a lie.
It is a shame that not all publications take the same attitude. Then if they did, some fashion publications would have no members of staff with all the alterations they do.
In photography there is a big difference between the quest for absolute perfection and being really good at the job. There is a really interesting post by BrakeThrough in which they question what is a perfect shot.
With technology being so easy to manipulate images, I fear that this won’t be the last case we hear about a doctored picture.