I am a lousy photographer. No matter how I try, no matter how much I spend on equipment, no matter how I study up on it, and learn editing software, I am still a lousy photographer.
I am a pretty good painter, though. I take photographs to capture scenes, yes, but particularly light, so when I get back to my studio, I can paint images from wherever I have been. And leave out inconvenient utility poles, roads, and other things extraneous to the image I want to see in the final painting. Nobody needs those photos, or any of mine, unless I have taken some snapshot/people photos (I paint landscapes, so I rarely take photos of anything else) and then they are welcome, though someone else probably took better ones.
I know some pretty good photographers. I will ask them sometimes to take a photo of something I want to paint that I know I absolutely cannot photograph well enough to get the painting I see in my mind. And I generally send them a painting now and again, because I appreciate it.
These photographers tell me they take dozens of shots to get a usable one, and maybe hundreds to get a great one. They use their talents and skills all the way from deciding what to shoot through editing programs and final versions. I would no more expect to be given access to raw photographs than I would hand over rough pencil sketches.
I am proud of my work, but my paintings are finished products, and the prep work is not my product. Same with a photographer's raw photos. The asker/traveling companion either understands photography even less than I do (barely possible), or is both inconsiderate and rude. OP simply didn't know how to say "These are not ready yet. I will send you some when they are." She was flummoxed, and given the length and spirited nature of this thread, I can see why.