We had a gray day for the most part today. It was until late afternoon when finally the clouds broke apart and the sun came out. Time for me to go cloud chasing. The wind was blowing and as a result the clouds moved fast and the light changed constantly. Eastern Iowa is not Yellowstone and finding a great vista can be quite a challenge. I believe it is important to pay more attention to the details in the landscape here to make it work.
It was the hint of light that hit the trees in the foreground for a moment that made me stop the car, get out, and compose the image. As much as I like shooting landscape from a tripod, in situations like today it just slows you down and you may never get the shot you see developing in front of you. Of course, the colors were not bad either today but this is the kind of image I wanted to make.