See, now...these pix would make me hit the road pronto.
I think it's a mix of the rawness, the simplicity and the "do you see what I see" factor that makes me snap the pix I do. Landscapes are ok. I never got Ansel Adams and B & W. Nor do I care to. It all seems so cold and lonely. I like shocks of brightness. Blasts of color. Images that transport for a second.
I think you should be able to blink and witness an entire lifetime take place in that tiny fraction of a second. Try it. Maybe that's just me though. What a harsh judge I am. Scary.