As I think of typing this it seems a bit pretentious.. but what the h. I don't know if it's hanging around here regularly (and not finding a subject for the comp), taking a lot more photos than I ever used to (compact digital or film) or what .... but I seem to be looking at things differently. As an example a few days ago driving down the local main road in the heat of the day in traffic I noticed a (certainly from the back) pretty girl walking away in a very short skirt. As I looked she reached behind her and lifted her skirt and scratched her bum My first thought was 'what a picture that would have been' Second thought was 'nice arse' A very Athena moment. I've also noticed just how good much of the film photography is on the BBC. Some of the Africa stuff of a few weeks ago.. the 'picture of Britain' with Dimbleby... and other stuff. Some of the photo compositions they use are stunning. I make no comments at home as they will just humour me and think I'm losing it There is also personal taste involved as I often look at internet or magazine photos that have comments saying how good they are and see nothing worthwhile. Other times I like something and it has been hardly commented on. So is it a sign that one day I might get past the theory/technical know how and actully produce something creative? I suppose seeing whats good in others work is a start.