Lately I have been asked where I shot this or that photo and when I reply I get a surprised look.
There is an art to finding the light as much as there is an art to framing, exposure, depth of field and all the other photographic skills. The first step to finding the light is to have no preconceptions about the space you are in, stop focusing on the obvious; in fact stop focusing on the photograph. Do not look through the lens, it will impair you ability to visualize.
When you walk around with your camera, let it dangle on your side, it’s there for the moment you want to catch.
Just feel where you are, get the vibe. Now that you can separate obvious to the trivial, turn around, look left, look right, look up, look down, go 2 steps back, forth, left, right, knell down, lay down. The idea is to get a full view of what surrounds you, often the fountain in front of you is not the best part of where you are; often it is behind you or elsewhere.
A good camera strap will allow you to move comfortably and be less worried about it taking a walk without you.