I used this example when I judged a show a while back. Some photographers (new) like to photograph things to show they were there, they experienced, they found something. (sort of like a dog marks it's territory). A "seeing" photographer shows through a photograph what a place smells like, sounds, what it meat to be there, or be in the presence of the subject.
I was "called out" for giving a technically fine photo of a bald eagle a red ribbon rather than a blue. I said you may as well shot the eagle with a gun, it was a centered photo of a eagle in flat bright light sitting on a telephone pole. It told me nothing other than you got close to an eagle and wanted to tell the world that you had. I said, show my your passion for the eagle. I don't think he got it.