A photograph starts as nothing but a copy of reality; i.e., it looks like it did at a moment in time which is the copying aspect of it … assuming nothing was added or removed. But, all pictures are interpretations of how it looked through different eyes. If you are color blind I’m sure you don’t see the way I do.
The first interpretation that is made by a photographer is based on what they decided to photograph. I tend to photograph almost anything I see. There isn’t much that is out of bounds other than for privacy reasons.
Some would call this art, but that is a personal thing. I don’t refer to my pictures as art. Art is something you create from nothing. It may be based on what you have seen but in the case of two-dimensional art you started with a blank page. Pictures aren’t created that way. They always start from a copy even though they may be altered by adjusting exposure, changing contrast, colors, etc. Altering a copy doesn’t make it art in my mind.
I am not an artist, nor am I a photographer. I am a copier. The only thing different between you and I is what and how we chose to see and show the copy.
Maybe you would prefer an image like the following with lots of grain and no color. It is still a copy but with a different style of interpretation.
If you aren’t aware. It is still cool and raining and I’m scratching for ideas.