Every moment passed cannot be recreated. So, photo is the only way to remember it.
Btw, if you saw me posted on the travel forum, you know how much I love photography, heh heh! Btw, some down here even more passion than me. If I am a millionaire, I don't mind for the rest of my life, go around the world just for photography. Once can't walk, those photos are my memories.
Photography brings smiles to people's face, especially in less developed countries.
People are always so happy to have their photo taken and when I return them the shots, the feeling of appreciation that shows on their faces is priceless
The fact that when you're there, looking at the scene, be it the city lights, or the sunrise reflected on still water - nothing else is in your mind but the moment. In our hyper-connected lives, it's rare that this is ever the case, where you can just focus on a single deed without trying to multi-task.
And of course, nothing is more beautiful than a gorgeous sunrise. Being there is a good reminder that you are living, and you have the time and leisure to be there to appreciate the moment.