every place has its own unique "feel" great photos are everywhere! Pre-visualize the scene beforehand. sometime a little r&d helps too: I thought my hometown was pretty dull until I visited the local historical society and discovered for myself hundreds of little known facts & locations and it literally put a new perspective on things: for example, my town used to be a resort heaven for wealthy New Yorkers at the turn of the previous century. Now its just strip malls of cent stores, hair salons and banks. makes for interesting photo essays.