It was an interesting comment Ian Walls made on my last image that stirred this post. This is a view that many many people have seen. I know of two other photographers that were within 20 meters of me when I captured this for instance. There would, I'm certain, have been many many more down on the beach photographing it as well.
The question is how many of us REALLY looked at it?
How many of us observed the beauty of the colours, the glorious reflections and stood in wonderment taking the time to considering what we were witness too.
Very few I would bet!!!
From time to time we should put our cameras away and take the time to just look, smell, taste and feel what we are looking at. I'm sure that not only would we then make better images of what we see but we would be better people for the experience.