"Still a nice memory recorded. "
When photographers (and I am not saying that you are one just using your post as an example) say "nice memory" I want to drive to their house and throw a Nikon through their window... Detest that phrase..
Just saying is all...
also nice snapshot for 1/125
funny....i kinda like the phrase.
I agree, and I'll take it one step further: in the vast majority of cases, "nice memory" photos will far outlast "art" photos. All but a handful of "art" photos will die soon after the photographer, if not before, while memory photos live on. Abstract photos, in particular, have a very short shelf-life. Think of photos of significant people or events of the 1800's: in most cases, the image quality is crap, and the posed shots are often laughable by today's standards. It's their historic value that breathes life into them.
There are certainly a few art photos that still give me a "wow" reaction, but I'll generally take a good (not great) memory photo over "art," so long as it comes with a good story.
I try to take "art" photos, as does nearly every photographer. I am well-aware, however, that these photos are primarily for my own enjoyment, and there may be no one else who finds them the least bit interesting.
Is "art" code for "dick pics"... because yes... I agree 100% with your above statement.