Quote Originally Posted by Ole
Most of the time I see something I like, set up my camera, select a lens, and shoot. No waiting, framing, composition or indeed conscious thoughts on any of those.
Ditto. I go to an area I wish to photograph, then spend a few hours walking around. Shots tend to catch the eye without thinking about it. A good tip (learned from my pot-holing days) is to look behind yourself often, sometimes the shot sneaks up from behind!