When people say that 'everything has an element of luck', it always starts a debate. It's impossible to say whether something that occurs is destiny or coincidence. But sometimes, I do believe that luck plays a role in a lot of things, starting from the family you are born into. Anyhow - the reason I bring this up is because I do believe luck plays a role in things in like photography - sometimes. I can't say how big or how small of a role it plays, but sometimes it switches a good photo moment to a great photo moment. I'm not saying that a great photo is the result of luck, but a brief of moment of luck does help an amateur photo enthusiast like me.
I thought about this whole luck thing because while driving into Seattle during the last long leg of the road trip, I was a little ticked off that in certain awesome places I didn't get the conditions I wanted. Great photographers can get a great photo in any condition and I would love to work my way up to that, but for now, I need mother nature's help for my landscape photos. What I really missed was some clouds in some locations in California, and while driving into Seattle, I was hoping its famous rainy weather would kick in. And it did (only for the drive in, thank goodness). Not the best photograph I've taken, but is definitely better with the stormy clouds added in.