I though of putting this in the lounge but it seemed more philosopical.
Photography seems to me to be uncommonly like cookery, and indeed, some of the ingredients are the same.
In both cases, too, it's the result that matters: how you get there is distinctly secondary.
Third, both are a state of mind rather than a matter of precisely following recipes: we've all met cooks who do everything by the book but whose meals are never inspired.
How many other photographers are also enthusiastic cooks? And for those who are, where do they get their ideas? I've just started posting recipes in my blog on www.rogerandfrances.com, with brief notes on where they came from. Frances and I have done a few cook-books but now it's mainly a hobby.