Sometimes the sun doesn't cooperate. The light doesn't stay where it should. It sticks out, shining onto the horizon. Stubborn, stubborn light.
When that happens while I'm picture-taking, I groan, and keep trying for a photograph without these unsightly details.
But sometimes it works.
I love the way the light is shooting upwards into these clouds.
Taken at Oak Hammock Marsh, October 17, 2005
I had to think a long time about whether to crop out that stop sign! But I like it, it's leaning into the light.
Taken at Oak Hammock Marsh, September 19, 2007. The following photo was taken the same day, on the same stretch of road.
May your mistakes guide and illuminate you.