Do most of your photographic excursions turn out well? Mine do for the most part. I started my journey in planned photo trips in 2006 with a trip to Alaska. We did not want the trip to be too "planned". We arranged the trip to be able to change as the opportunities and weather dictated. I can say that trip turned out great. Good friends, appropriate weather, and opportunities taken advantage of. Besides the beautiful Alaska, this trip peaked my interest in further trips dedicated primarily to photography. By the way, it takes a friend that is as interested in photography as you are and some very patient wives that want to tag along for the experience. Each trip was different, not only in geography, but in weather. We had to roll with the flow. Sun, rain, clouds, snow, sleet, hail, dust, cold, hot, we have had it all. Our last trip to the "desert" had freezing drizzle, snow, sleet, low ceilings. It was not the best conditions for landscape photography. We decided the Indian rock art in the area was going to be the way to go. It worked out great. When the weather broke briefly the last day, we were ready for that too.