I both agree and disagree with this comment.
If the photo's are simply photos of landscapes and scenery without any of the stuff that made it worth being there (friends, family, etc) then yeah I agree. Just live in the moment and enjoy the experience.
If your going to take photos first make them memorable and second... Never underestimate the power of postwork.
I once shot video of my kid playing at Devils Den, Gettysburg. He was climbing on rocks and going on and on about dinosaurs. It went on for about an hour and it was pretty funny by itself.
Once I got home I fired up iMovie to put together a video for the grandparents to watch and quickly realized the unedited clip would bore them to tears. No problem I thought I'll put it to music. Then while browsing royalty free music I heard some tunes that gave me a crazy idea.
One hour later I had edited together a dark and humorous mockumentary about what really happened at the battle of Gettysburg. It was 6 minutes long, hosted by my kid and, involved dinosaurs, and government conspiracies, and was one of the funniest damn memories I have to date.
In short. Taking that video that day, capturing what was really important (the moment as you point out). Then using technology in my spare time to zero in and touch up the best parts of that moment has left me with a final product that's even better than the original memory.
We've even entered it into a few film festivals and had it screen in local movie theatres. There's nothing cooler than seeing your kid see "his movie" in a real theatre.
None of that would have ever happened if I left the camera in the car.
So yes live in the moment. If you must capture something. Capture the moment. If you're going to preserve or enhance anything make it the moment. Not just some hill or mountain someplace somewhere you'll never remember.
And Flicker and Youtube FTW! :-)