Taking photos enables me to observe things that I may otherwise have missed. It encourages me to look for unfamiliar views in familiar places. It inspires me to visit new places.
Each time I click the shutter, I hope it's the one. It's a never-ending cycle of 'catching the fish.' Hoping that at least one or two from each trip are worthy of sharing. Hoping that at least one or two each year are worthy of exhibiting.