Midjourney Realism: August 2022 vs March 2023

Midjourney V5 was recently released, and I wanted to compare Version 3 images from August 2022 with images created using the same prompts in March 2023 and see how they compared in terms of realism.

For all the images below the first image was created in August 2022 using Midjourney Version 3 and the second was created in March 2023 using Midjourney Version 5.

Prompt: A samurai in neo – Tokyo, cyberpunk, futuristic, cinematic, blade runner, beautiful, night, neon lights, ultra realistic, foggy background, high detailed, 8k

Prompt: A crowd of peasants look up a majestic spacecraft floating above them, science fiction, cinematic, 4K, 1970s, stylish, minimalist –ar 16:9 –v 5 –

A crowd of peasants look up a majestic spacecraft floating above them, science fiction, cinematic, 4K, 1970s, stylish, minimalist --ar 16:9 --v 5 -
A crowd of peasants look up a majestic spacecraft floating above them, science fiction, cinematic, 4K, 1970s, stylish, minimalist

Prompt: A 50mm lens close up photograph of a weary hiker in the middle of the forest, realistic, portrait photography

A 50mm lens close up photograph of a weary hiker in the middle of the forest, realistic, portrait photography Midjourney Realism
A 50mm lens close up photograph of a weary hiker in the middle of the forest, realistic, portrait photography
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Prompt: A foggy morning in London in 1890

A foggy morning in London in 1890
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A foggy morning in London in 1890
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Prompt: A beautiful, rainy, green forest in British Columbia, 8K, realistic, detailed

A beautiful, rainy, green forest in British Columbia, 8K, realistic, detailed
A beautiful, rainy, green forest in British Columbia, 8K, realistic, detailed

Prompt: A portrait photograph of a Mayan warrior with piercings and face paint, standing in the sunlight, with a Maya pyramid in the background, blue sky, stern face, staring into camera, portrait photography, detailed, 8K

Mayan warrior
A portrait photograph of a Mayan warrior with piercings and face paint, standing in the sunlight, with a Maya pyramid in the background, blue sky, stern face, staring into camera, portrait photography, detailed, 8K

Prompt: The interior of a colossal palace in the far future, 8K, realistic, soft lighting, HD, science fiction

The interior of a colossal palace in the far future, 8K, realistic, soft lighting, HD, science fiction
The interior of a colossal palace in the far future, 8K, realistic, soft lighting, HD, science fiction

Prompt: Macro photography of a human eye, 8K, realistic, professional photography

Macro photography of a human eye, 8K, realistic, professional photography
Macro photography of a human eye, 8K, realistic, professional photography

Prompt: A wide angle photograph of an elaborate, ornament warrior wearing a helmet and armor from the year 3000, highly detailed, futuristic, beautiful, gold, black, bronze, science fiction, 8K

A wide angle photograph of an elaborate, ornament warrior wearing a helmet and armor from the year 3000, highly detailed, futuristic, beautiful, gold, black, bronze, science fiction, 8K
A wide angle photograph of an elaborate, ornament warrior wearing a helmet and armor from the year 3000, highly detailed, futuristic, beautiful, gold, black, bronze, science fiction, 8K

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