"Yes, but that is Photoshopped..." with a consternated tone of voice.
refitted projection lens Will-Wetzlar Maginon 85mm f2.8 1/125sec
So, if those images were created in camera, would it have more value?
If one works magic with in-camera settings, plays with lenses that are unusual, uses unconventional angles and cleverly crops an image, is then held in higher esteem?
I have that discussion often when on topic of editing: some are up in arms that images are manipulated but perfectly accept black and white ones :-)
To me however sounds like ignorance and laziness; somebody's defense for unskilled results.
*PS for the record, above image was created in camera....