I pick up rocks when I travel (really), and I am a lover of close-up, even macro, photography. That means I have missed a lot of beautiful sights because I have spent a lot of time looking down at the ground, scanning, or taking close-up photographs, too often missing the 'big picture', and also missing what might be 'up'. So, a few years back I decided to leave the Nikon at home more often and really be more aware and present where ever I was. Boy! What a difference! Now I see so much more. AND I look UP!