There are always unexpected photographic opportunities
I'm stating the obvious here as I'm sure all of us go out with a shot in mind to capture, only to have some wondrous scene or moment happen infront of us and you never nail the shot you initially went to get.
Well I suppose that was me this evening...
I'd watched the weather develop through the afternoon and I could tell that we were in for a beautiful hazy summer evening - which meant I needed to be out in it somewhere! I did a quick scout, grabbing some cattle shots in the lowering evening sun, then headed to a favourite vantage point a few miles away to hopefully get a view of the Glendale valley lit by the evening sun.
I got stuck behind some tourist driving slow on the narrow windy roads meaning I missed the best of the light for the shot.
What I did get though was this shot! Just as I pulled up some sheep had been grazing and before they took flight I managed to rattle off a few frames of them backlit by the rapidly setting sun (luckily I had my 70-200mm mounted ready, I'd have been out of luck if I'd picked the camera up with the 16-35mm on it - those sheep don't hang around long enough to swap lenses!).
I tried to get that shot down the valley, it didn't do anything for me...