I'm seeing what you mean. I agree with you. The edited version just doesn't look like a real picture coming from a digital camera. The fakery in the edit is obvious. I don't think this degree of sharpness could be captured with a digital. Probably not even a hasselblad with print film could display this much sharpness.More contrast does not help. As a matter of fact it makes the image weaker by reducing detail and deadening the colour. The major weakness from a technical standpoint is sharpness.