I set my camera on the floor with its LCD screen out and on "live view" mode. Shot after shot, I felt uncomfortable with my position. I didn't realize I was already lying on the floor looking through my viewfinder. But that's because I'm starting to like the pictures I'm taking. Figures. I was told, "Once you get used to see through the viewfinder there's no turning back." So true. Strangely enough, when I was sitting up with the camera on the floor, people stop by and stare at me for a long time. But when I was lying on the floor with the camera stuck on my face, it only took them a second to realize what I'm doing... taking pictures, of course!
But there was one problem. I've been wondering why I don't see on camera preview, what I see in person. It felt strange as the colors don't seem to look right. I laughed when I realized I was still wearing my sun glasses (yellow tint) while taking pictures. No wonder it looked different. Then it came to me! I attached a cheap polarizer on my lens and set my sunglasses in front of it. Not sure if I'll like the result but it's worth trying, I guess.
I took a couple more pictures of the same spot until I realize I'm having another set of repetitious images. That's a bad thing, it'll be very hard to choose from the same looking pictures, then I'll be upset wasting my precious shutter clicks. So I walked away from the scene. It was getting cold anyway.
Of course, as I uploaded my pictures to edit, a lot of them are really bad. But to me, that's a good thing. I know I'm still rusty. But I get to take down more notes and see what I can do to improve (especially the sunset part). I'm happy with some of my pictures. But I'm happier that I know I can do better. It's just a matter of coming back to the scene at the right time.