I see Photographs as very real,.... they are of course nothing of the sort.
They contain no more or no less truth than a painting or a written work of fiction.
At their most simplistic they are a fantasy.
this is a photo of a night reflection on a tempered glass window at the Houston Public library, the white balance on the camera was altered and I sharpen the image thru a modified 'genuine fractal' Adobe plug-in filter.
No further PS editing.
I have not done any abstract photography, but I was excited at the way this came out !