Years ago, I painted. and now I paint with the cam.
At first I loved the kick of running after insects, birds and flowers and just take one single good picture. when it's the season for it. now I learned to wait and slow down. taking pictures of insects is my form of zen.
I'm not interested in reproducing reality since I know, that reality is "per se" not that easy to reproduce. it's a philosophical question.
on the other hand, I love details as I see them with my eyes not limited by the camera. sharp details from the front to the end of an object thrills me. or the wide spectrum of light in a hdr picture is representing more reality that I can process following my inner eye.
so, it's a mix between trying to represent reality as it appears to me and interpretate it in a second step.