The photo without manip:
I'm not sure about the category. I cloned out the stem of the rose in the bottom right corner, so it isn't a 'photo'. But besides that I didn't add or remove anything, I only upped the contrast and saturation and reduced the noise as usual.
To me it doesn't feel like it's enough to go into the Photomanipulation category because I didn't use more than one picture, or painted things in, etc. Someone once told me that for in-between pictures there's the Darkroom category. So that's what I went with now, although I'm not sure if it counts for this kind of editing as well.
---Post-processing: I cloned out the stem of the rose in the bottom right corner in the GIMP, and I upped the contrast and saturation and reduced the noise (grain) in Noiseware. The bokeh and everything else besides the lack of a stem is real.My photos are NOT stock. This means I do not want them to be used in any way. I don't mind them being used as a reference for a drawing/painting though: please visit this link for the rules [link]