Originally Posted by jsrockit
Keith, that is the first photograph made... I think you get that. My point is that everyone assumes photography is supposed to look like what they prefer in photography. Photography can look like whatever anyone makes it to look like. If we only stuck with what photography original was supposed to be, then we'd all look like Niepce perhaps.
Oh ... I see your point now but in this case I think people aren't looking to see some individual's interpretation of how a digital black and white image should look to their eyes. We're dealing with the output from a very expensive camera here and people expect to see what it can do in certain situations ... not what some over enthusiastic post processing jockey can do in lightroom or whatever.
I still think that particular example is godawful and nothing will convince me otherwise ... he shouldn't have posted it in the review.