It's that time of year when novice photographers take to the outdoors to capture nature. Please be respectful of wildlife's space. Never go near their homes. The below photo of a baby osprey was taken with a very long lens. I was spied, for sure, but I did not encroach into their space. Many states have laws againts disturbing the homes of certain species.
Some of my favorite photographs were taken when I stopped the car to take photos of strangers. Many were taken on the way to or returning from assignments, but some were taken on holiday or going to some unimportant place, reason long lost to time. Being a people person, I can never pass up an interesting face, and I have found that 99% of the people I cold-walk up to are willing subjects.
The below photo was taken in West Virginia. I saw the man sitting on a curb and had to double back. He told me stories of a time when he worked for the railroad. Fascinating.
I have enjoyed meeting many people from all walks of life and listening to their stories. Even though I am retired, I still look forward to the next stranger and the next story.