There’s always this debate about where the line blurs between pure photography, art and ludicrous. A large part of this has to do with post-processing images and how far you go with it.
Personally, I really like outlandish, severely post-processed images, as long as there is a flow or an embedded narrative to the image.
Here’s a quick gif I made from 3 separate stages while post-processing an image I took in Munich. Isn’t it cool how the image transforms? [final image]