I think it's because I always strive to improve and get a good shot, but I can't just hold a camera to my eye, or even worse, hold it at arms length and take a snap as you see a lot of people do. From years of taking photographs, as soon as the camera goes up to the eye I start to compose, thoughts that go through my head "get closer", "cut that lamp post out if you can't get it all in", "move back, see more of the environment", "is the horizon straight ?". I try to do as much composition and get the correct exposure, in camera rather than hoping to rectify it in Photoshop. Of course, I do use Photoshop but the more I do on the spot, the happier I am when I am editing.
These shots were taken in Cornwall last week, I love Cornwall and wish we could spend more time there. Hope you enjoy them.