The reason that I discuss gear more than art is that it's easier.

Gear is concrete. It's physical. It's quantifiable and describable.

How do you describe what is beautiful? Really, you can't. You can show people... but you can't tell people.

When I see a scene that looks photogenic... I just feel a certain way. I don't think about it in a rational sense. I get out a camera, I explore possibilities, and I shoot. I move the scene around in the viewfinder (or move the camera around the scene), play with lenses, play with filtration, based on my instincts. Eventually I usually get what I was seeking when I first saw the scene.

It might be interesting to watch me do this... but I doubt it would be interesting to read what I wrote about doing it.