Well...yes they can...I know people who could shoot with a pinhole camera and put my efforts to shame. A good photograph is less about technical excellence than it is about soul...in my humble opinion.
So many iconic photographs come from a spit second decision, snapped on instinct guided settings not perfectly applied logic.
Not much different than life..always comes back to that life thing...
People we trust the most are those that we know who will do right when under duress and short timelines. We know that their soul contains excellent guide rails, and we can trust their instinct more than our indecision.
So I'm going to get back to the good book tonight and try to strengthen my guide rails...so maybe you will trust me to do right when my next time of trials begin.
PS This is a Pentax K200D shot with a Tamron 18-250 ultrazoom. Good kit if I say so myself. K200D is still my back up, although now I don't know how I ever got by with only one whiz wheel (control wheel) and not two!