Many times it’s not enough to ‘see’ an image and capture it.
‘Well seen’ is an expression often used when the composition of an apparently ordinary scene brings it to life but this idea really only applies to lenses and apertures close to our own vision.
There is a different kind of seeing that you know will only be possible after the fact. Images with shallow depth of field, extreme perspective, flares or bokeh simply don’t exist in our human vision.
Who would guess that this pretty pattern of coloured transparent dots between two bollards is actually the Adelaide Bright Cement works.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Day 842, Between Bollards’, 0.3s f2.8 ISO320 200mm