I use to convince myself I usually don't have subjects to photograph. This was an excuse to not take my camera in my hand everyday unless I'm going to some un-ordinary or exotic place, only to realize if you are depending on your surrounding to have successful shots, then you aren't there yet.
Photography is an art, hence, being a photographer is not any less than being an artist. With the camera in your hand, you can either chose to see the world as it is throug the lens, or see it as it appears in your head, and then capture it.
In this, and many other photos of mine, i've used Photoshop, not to fix my photographing errors, but to bring my vision to life.
Some might think otherwise but, I believe in making photographs, not only capturing them.