There are many reasons why you would want to edit your photos, whether it's for basic touch ups, color corrections, or maybe you want to make it a better, more powerful, photo that tells a story. Whatever your reason have fun and get creative. There is no shame in editing photos, in fact, it can be downright addicting, and sometimes you can really over do it.
Below, I got a really neat shot of a Giraffe with my GoPro. I thought it would look more interesting by fixing the sky, adding more trees in the background and adding a little bokeh to isolate the head and create a longer perspective.
Shot with GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition hand-held. I placed the camera on timelapse mode and stuck the camera way out in front of the giraffe's face. Then I chose the best photo out of the bunch. Man, this little camera does take crazy good shots.