Our ol' friend, Ray in Vancouver, took this awesome picture today.
I think it looks like a pointillist picture, while also being a good photo.
Update: Personally I am moving away from the thinking that technical perfection always is an important factor in the enjoyment of a picture.
But if we look at the characteristic of this picture (grain/mush) technically, why did that happen? I just thought of something: probably the camera is set to automatic ISO setting? And it was a dull day, and a very long zoom setting (over 500mm-e!), so probably the camera dialed the ISO setting way up beyond what the sensor can really deliver, and so the pic got noise and mushy (the latter due to the noise suppression).
(You can't actually change the sensitivity of a sensor, you can only amplify the signal from it, and that's what the ISO setting does. And so it also amplifies the noise, of course.)