Observation. Simplicity. Patience.
This is pretty much what making photography teaches me every day.
“Photography is an art of observation; it has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
Later edit: I just saw the weekly photo challenge and I think this makes a pertinent entry. I went to the lake on the 25th to see the sunset (usually quite dramatic in Texas) and possibly the full moon, but the layer of clouds became so dense and thick, I didn’t see either. I didn’t feel disappointed though… I enjoyed the beauty around me.