Spur of the moment
My usual pre-dawn alarm went off this Sunday but when I poked my head out of the curtains and was met with grey skies and wind strong enough to blow the patio furniture around the garden, I opted to go back to bed and have another Sunday sans photography.
When later on the cloud started to break up and it started to look promising and I saw an opportunity to get a shot I'd had in mind at Woodbridge Tide Mill. So throwing (not literally) everything in the car I headed off to give it a go. Unfortunately the wind was clearing the clouds quicker than I could make the 12 mile drive and by the time I parked and got to the location time was running out... which is not an ideal situation for long exposure photography!
I managed to quickly set up and rattle off a handful of shots before the sky was clear and the moment had gone. Ok at 60- 120 seconds each I didn't exactly rattle them off but twenty minutes later or so I was back in the car and heading home.
It definitely pays to be in the right place at the right time as the best light is fleeting, but if you're not it's always worth giving it a go and trying to get there!