Lose All Control
So I lied. I have a history of doing that. I didn’t go directly to Camp 4 and setup my tent. I was driving around the Yosemite Valley looking for a campsite when I saw this patch of yellow wildflowers (later described to me as weeds) I pulled over and parked (legally), and then walked into the flowers on a path (legally) and then composed a few shots with the storm clouds in the background.
Wow, I guess sometimes you can take pretty decent pictures without trespassing, modifying nature (ie moving rocks, breaking branches, etc), or over photoshopping. I did some curves for contrast, but that’s about it. The rest was up to nature. Sometimes you have to just go with the flow, and see where it takes you. When you give up control, life seems a whole lot easier.