I was lying in my bed last nigt, looking at the beautiful ceiling lamp and decided to take a picture off it with my DSLR without using flash and using auto exposure. Did this exercise just to have more pratice on my new camera.
You experts, should have guessed correctly how the picture turns out to be. The lamp is totally washed out with the surrounding ceiling badly under exposed. I can see the lamp pattern and the ciling very well lit, but the picture says otherwise. I did try to shoot at all different exposure combination, but none of the pictures came close to what I see.
I start to ask these questions:
"Are human eyes far more superior than camera, or is it that I don't understand the camera at all?"
"Can looking at a Picture really recreate the same effects when we look at the same scence with our eyes?"
"If the picture can't give that Voww effect, than what purpose does a picture serves?"
Any kind soul out there to enlighten me?