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Duncan Harris' GTA V Renderings Are Insanely Realistic And Gritty (PICTURES)

03/03/2014 13:16 GMT | Updated 04/03/2014 08:59 GMT

Check out this photo...

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Only it's not a photo at all. Nor is this one...

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These are super-hi-res renderings of stills from GTA V.

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They're the work of Duncan Harris, a games journalist who dabbles in imaging on the side.

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How does he do it? He uses "6K rendering, multiple aspect ratios via custom resolutions and masks, SweetFX monochrome and vibrancy filters" and a host of other technical gadgets and wizardry.

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Harris strips the colour from the scenes and considering it's a computer game creates insanely realistic shots oozing with atmosphere.

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They certainly do the premise of the game justice - there's nothing romantic about the brutal world inhabited by Michael, Franklin and Trevor.

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You can see more of Harris' work on his site 'Dead End Thrills' here.