(Published in Digital SLR, July 2011)
You know how it is.
You're driving to some or other pre-chosen destination, when you happen to glance to one side and something interesting catches your eye off the road in the distance. 'Wow,' you think, 'that would make such a cool subject... I bet there's nowhere to pull over though...' You carry on, rueing your mobile imprisonment, peering frustratedly at the object hoping the road doesn't suddenly veer off in a fresh direction. Of course it does, but for once it actually takes you nearer, just as the cloud breaks and the light starts to look promising. 'Could be good, could be good...' you tell yourself, and suddenly you're much closer - separated only by small industrial units, a two-lane road and a grassy verge. Up ahead and approaching fast is a junction, and as you hopefully turn in it dog-legs right... There just in front you is your target.
Blink twice earlier and you would have missed it.