I would agree with everything Bruce said and only add, "...and it's a good thing!" The point of photography is not to merely record the world as our eyes see it (even if it could), but to provide a creative interpretation of it, using the tools of the photographic perspective and the imagination of the photographer. Would you want a painting to look "exactly as the eye sees it"? No artist would want to be limited in that way.
Originally Posted by Bruce Watson