While I undoubtedly love large mountain views I also love simple and green hills. So when I was last in Moorpark here in Southern California I had a fun time staring at the hills. I was waiting for sunset and the blue hour and decided to grab a shot of the hills. There were several scenes that full green hills. But I chose this composition because it wasn’t all green. The clouds were a bit bland at the time. Not bad but now epic. But what I did enjoy were the patches of brown fading in with the green grass of the hills. I enjoyed the contrast and the different textures it displayed. So I took the shot and enjoyed the rest of my time just scoping out the view.
I find that I tend to do that lately. I’ll head out into the field with the intent of taking photographs. But I end up spending most of my time simply enjoying the view. I still take my share of shots in most cases. Though I must say that I feel less trigger happy compared to a few years ago. I feel like my eye is improving to a good point. To a point where I have a good idea on if a scene will work in a photograph. At least according to my own personal taste. And ultimately that’s why I shoot. Primarily for myself and to capture what I enjoy. And also to show my loved ones what I’m lucky enough to see. As long as there’s that then I see no reason to stop shooting.