I seek to share interesting scenes or moments or points of view, sometimes beautiful, sometimes not. I process my images on a computer to make them better focus on my intended subject or goal of the photograph. I try to bring out what I saw in my mind's eye when I took the picture.
I have also concluded that photographs do not represent reality, as many people claim. It is impossible because current digital cameras nor film are capable of recording the range of dynamic range that our eyes can see. Hence some of the "modern" techniques to manipulate photos are aimed at increasing the apparent dynamic range. But furthermore, my goal is to enhance reality in order to communicate, to make the pictures look more like what I saw, or maybe what I would like to have seen.