Real life can be visually amazing all by itself. Sometimes a photograph doesn’t accurately capture real life as seen by the observer, and sometimes portraying real life isn’t even the intention.
This is where editing comes into play. There are no rules or formulas. Perhaps a simple crop? Maybe a radical reinterpretation of the color palette? Letting my intuition guide me, I follow whatever feels right for any given image. There is no one correct output; instead there’s the freedom to take any creative path towards self-expression.
In a word, art.