Put your camera down and wander around the area exploring with a viewing card.
Close your eyes and tune into what your other senses are reporting.
Open your eyes briefly, then close them again. Try to remember what you saw. Open them again and see what the most dominant aspect of the scene was. Zero in on that.
Take notes. Written is better. Write down what you are seeing and feeling. Take mental notes if you forget your pencil.
Don't worry about making pictures. Just be there.