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I think the Butte shot is more than documentary. The sky, color make it work beyond a technical nice travelogue entry.
I agree. Fine to post so-so images for exactly this kind of interesting discussion.
We have all been there.
Sometimes, when I look over at the Landscape forum I despair. Not only is the quality of posted images very high, even if the saturation tend to be over the top, but its that same reaction: Got to be at a wonderful place at the right time.
And there is only so much time, so many places I can be at.
One reason why I have tried to continue to develop my skill at taking a wide range of subjects and try to see when I can find something of interest, or I can make of interest in the everyday scenes around me. Usually I fail, but it aids my development as a photographer, enhances my awareness and appreciation of what is right there in front of me, and sometimes leads to engaging images! I also will go out of my way to shoot different subject. Rusted cars, then architectural, then an occ street shot, then a flower or two, shift to some birds, think about landscape opportunities. Its good to mix it up. I get less stale.
There is, of course, a place for travelogue photography as well.