OK, But you made the decision to push the shutter. Does it make a difference under which circumstance you were in at that time. The quality of the image is not really germane to the subject Even a rotten painting is painted by the artist. Ifyou took that painting you would be accused of theft. When I did all my own B&W work in my dark room I made my own prints. But I still said that I took the photo. I am still in a quandry
"I am still in a quandary".
I guess I am too.
I was just pointing out that I got lazy and instead of "making" photographs, I set down and just pressed the shutter. No recomposing, just using the advantage of a zoom. Lots of piss poor shots because of this. I should have at least moved close enough to get a big boulder out of the way of the subject.