Do we get too obsessed by "real"?

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GnarlydogOZ Senior Member • Posts: 1,496
not real, at all

This scene is not real, at all.

Yes, the location and subject are, but my eyes did NOT see this when I was photographing. I used on purpose a lens that renders the bokeh in a weird way, swirly and soft, something my eyes can not see (unless drunk  )

So, is it real? with no colors? (I am not color blind)

Would I have shot this scene with an iPhone it would look more "real" because our brains have been trained to see that way, and maybe indeed closer to what we interpret as real, but nevertheless still just a representation.

And I laugh in the face of those obsessed with sharpness because I am so bored with it. Every simpleton can shoot incredibly sharp photographs with a mobile phone and yet very few of those images make me dream 

Russian projector lens 35KP-1,8/120 on Nikon Z5

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