Lots of things look great in real life. But when transformed into a two dimensional photo, it may look rather mediocre. Blemishes become more apparent, imperfections in light and shadow become clear as light and day. A photographer will often twist and contort in order to find an angle that shows the beauty of the object in a print.
Sometimes such a suitable angle could be found, and sometimes one will find a view that exceeds the one in real life. Sometimes whatever the photographer does, none of the resulting photos satisfy. Are there scenes that simply cannot look good in a photo, or does the photographer simply need to work harder?
This light sculpture in these photos is a clever interaction of lights and mirrors. However its look and feel in real life is completely different to the look and feel as captured by my camera.