Do we get too obsessed by "real"?

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Re: GXR-M blast from past

thayes15 wrote:

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Ricoh GXR-M unknown lens

This was taken in Djakarta in the middle a sudden huge thunderstorm from a moving vehicle. No post processing. Hardly sharp, but I think the image is worthwhile for the moment it has captured.

Completely beautiful. Well done.

Thanks, it was both sudden and very wet.

I have just a few others taken at the same time as  much softness from inside a moving  vehicle as by the intensity of the rain.  I think its lack of sharpness might convey the actual situation as I doubt even the best eyesight might have been much sharper.

So this takes  the philosphy of images one step further - do we demand lens capability to actually improve on reality?  Do we require that humans struggling in heavy rain under strorm darkened skies look precise and real under these circumstances?

I think that it might have been possible to do better, but the moment and the empathy might have been lost by the precision of the replication.

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