I think you have summed up, far, far better than I could, why so much of my 'work' is of unposed, 'natural' views, scenes, activities, 'objects' if you will - on the odd occasion I have made photographs where I could control or even had to control elements within the image (usually at the behest of others, for whom I was making the image), I have felt far less personal satisfaction with the result. Probably for similar reasons, very few of my images contain the human race or evidence of their effect upon the world (some classic architecture and vintage transport being notable exceptions to this - and obviously these I cannot move around to suit myself !). My ex-parents-in-law never could understand why I took photos without people in them - to them, it was a complete waste of film, time and effort. If I have an aim in my photography (debatable !) it is merely to record, for my own pleasure and satisfaction, memories against the time (probably fast approaching) when I am unable to enjoy and appreciate the actual scene.