I am very into the “beauty in unexpected places” aspect of photography. Particularly when it comes to rusty metal, interesting hardware, abandoned doors etc. I’m so glad that Spring has finally come to Chicago because it means more frequent walks with Thomas and Oz. We get a little workout and so does my Nikon. I find that since photography has become a bigger slice in the pie that is my life, I am far more observant. I see details that I might not have, and tend to see everything in terms of what kind of photograph would that make. Although that has it’s downsides, it’s not healthy to live life solely through a viewfinder, it does have it’s rewards. When you can walk down a hidden alley and see the beauty in a series of twisty pipes, that is pretty cool. Even better if it inspires others to pay more attention to the hidden beauty around them.