Planning, Patience and Pessimism
Planning our trip to New Zealand, we were constrained by the fixed itinerary and the weather. So planning photography at dusk and dawn was a challenge - trying to find a good composition of water and mountains that would work in the light and be within walking distance of the prearranged motorhome park.
Patience of waiting for just the right moment while being prepared to see and photograph the unexpected
Pessimism - never! Even in the early, dark hours of the morning with the rain hammering on the motorhome roof, you never know there might be a picture.