There are rules of thumb about how much time it takes the sun to rise or set but there are times when light moves faster than we think. During a storm or approaching storm as in the photo above. the light changed dramatically from the time I thought, “I need to pull over” by the time I found a vantage point I missed the initial light I wanted but the remaining light was enough to catch the mood. Sometimes you have to take the chance or not get anything at all. Changing conditions, finding a place to pull over and then dealing with the wind in a hand held situation are what makes photography, challenging and rewarding.
I can think of a dozen things to make this image better but if I hadn’t taken it, I would only have a memory that would become vague and then gone altogether. As Wayne Gretzky pointed out, “you miss and hundred percent of the shots you don’t take”.