It can be interesting sometimes to understand the technical aspects behind a good photograph. Even Ansel Adams in his books often writes what gear, film and filter he used for some of his creations. Taking notes in the field can be very distracting at times, but readers can hugely benefit from this extra. The difficult part is to collect enough experience to make the camera an extension of your mind, so the technical part becomes automatic and you can fully concentrate on the artistic part. I wish I could already do that...