The Speed Of Mountain Light
Photography is all about light and shadows. Nowhere does that change quicker than in the mountains.
You can look at a scene and by the time you get your camera out, it is now different.
Seemingly in the blink of an eye the whole mood of a scene can change. The way the sun is coming through the clouds can continuously evolve as you watch. Sometimes it gets better, with the color becoming richer and more brilliant; other times, you have already seen the peak light and things just fade. Timing is critical.
Getting to where you want to take pictures and being there at the right time of day, is the best place to start from. It goes back to the great old answer to the question; How do you take great pictures? “F/8 and be there!”
In the best light…