In 2008, I was working in Alton, Illinois which was 2 hours away from my home. So I was spending 4 hours a day in my car and had no time for photography during the week. So I took to taking my camera with me, and walking around the town during my lunch hour. It was very educational in that I learned that high noon is NOT a bad time for photos! It was just a bad time for the photos I was used to taking. I had to learn to take the photos I could find at high noon. some of these photos are pretty good, some, not so much. But every one represents a small step in my improvement as a photographer.