Yes, but you did get the "feeling" and the setting of the surrounding place well, anyway.
Isn't it fun? I thought of it because of the "read the energy of the person above you" thread. After being around there for some time I started getting flashes of optical messages, so I guess that simply trying to remote-view stuff for some time may just as well be a "working" way for all of us to achieve it.
(I hope it will, I lose stuff all the time