I've only really started getting into photography over the last two years and perhaps more seriously in the last six months. I've learned a lot of things, and I still have a whole heap more to learn but during the midst of my photographic journey it has caused me to view the world with different eyes so to speak.
More and more am I drawn not only by the scenery in which I travel but how to light plays on different surfaces, how different lines and contours and valleys shape and compose an image. The diffusing effect of cloud and trees on sunlight. The different light intensities and colour is creates at different times of the day.
Now, it seems everywhere I go it is like I'm looking through the viewfinder on my camera - I find myself looking for different compositions even when I don't have a camera anywhere near me! Photography has developed in me an appreciation of the world around me, no longer oblivious to the "hidden" beauty all around us!
I would be interested in hearing everyone's thoughts on how photography has "opened your eyes"?