Carrying a camera and playing with the settings, shooting the sky. It makes you be more observant of what is around you. For instance, if I had not been taking cloud shots on our drive home from Texas, I might have told you that the sky the whole way was partly cloudy.
But shooting cloud pictures, I realized there were breaks in the clouds for a dozen or more miles. After one of those breaks we came upon these teenagers -- well they weren't babies but they weren't towering dads either. They were stretching their aspirations into the heavens, but strong winds out of the south were keeping them from growing into manhood. We came upon them somewhere around Lake Charles, on our west to east journey back to New Orleans.
Just some of the thing you notice, when you have a glass eye.
-- steve buser