i do love a bleak and spooky photo though! by adding a bit of texture and color, my 'blah' photographs can take on an interest that otherwise could be looked over.
i know many photographers that don't believe in adding layers of texture... or really, manipulating the photograph at all. i get that. i follow that rule most of the time actually... but i also think there is an art to seeing something beyond what you are given.
what about you? do you prefer a photo in it's natural state? or artistically touched up?