A good example is rock music. Technically great musicians don’t make compelling music they make impressive music. A Micheal Bay or a Tony Scott film may look nice but since the creator’s purpose is to impress it ends up just being a pointless exercise.
No the point is that whatever the viewpoint the results must pop out of reality and that leads necessarily to its differentiation from reality. However it is in the expliotation(through the instrument) of ever finer details that renders these kind of images their magic pop.
I take a lot of HDR images and the results from the Fuji FinePix S2000HD really popped right out.