|This is my choice for best photograph. Here is something that a photograph can do, that a painting cannot. And as an artwork (and it is an artwork) it repays repeated reflection on the part of the beholder, in fact I'd suggest endlessly. Time and tide provide the materials; the photographer provides the vision, the curiosity; and the camera provides a net to catch it in.
That's when photography becomes art, when it's a transformative process, when it makes something of something else. Mere recording is never art.
I think you instinctively know all this, hence the use of "observation" in your title, and the implied restlessness of the "v3" part.