While I was out in the cold taking the Christmas Day sunrise I turned around to see the sun lighting up a cactus. A simple picture. Taken because it was there.
In nature, photographers can become so focused on the main subject of their shot that they fail to look around themselves to see what else may be there. Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular and demand out attention, but I always try to remember to look opposite the sun and see what other subjects are there. Often I find the best sunrise and sunset images are not toward the sun. I always make sure to capture what I came for, and having accomplished that to then explore for secondary shots. It is these secondary shots which are often the real keepers.
What do you think?