Painting on the spot

This is about the difference between being able to see the actual landscape and looking at it through the eye of the camera, but I find that the painting I did from the photograph was as much about my memory of the place as being there, minus the cold, rain and discomfort. So whilst it is probably less time consuming to do a painting on the spot, I am not sure whether for me it is such a great improvement.

Watercolour exercises 22 (6)

Strangely my painting on the spot, though trying to be true to the place looks more like an old sepia photograph than the one before!