I used to think the only worthwhile photographs of nature were those that were far from civilization. Then I thought nature photographs had to exclude signs of civilization, even if they were made near a road or buildings or dams or whatever. I used to believe I had to use a tripod to make a photograph I would like.
I don't believe any of that now.
The need to pull out my tripod and stand in a blowing snow storm was not paramount, when I could make a photograph from my car, my camera resting on my partially rolled down window. In fact, several photographs in this gallery were made that way.)