Landscape photography (like life) is unpredictable. Sometimes you are presented with weather and conditions that are neither what you expected or hoped for. I ran into this last weekend. My hopes were high for capturing the Northern Lights. The forecast was promising but sadly nothing materialized in my area. Fortunately I didn't come away completely empty handed.
With no new images to work on today I found myself digging back through my archives. As I worked on this image of Toronto my hopes of catching the aurora in action must have seeped into my subconscious (cue the Rolling Stones).
While the universe didn't present me with the aurora images I wanted, it did provide me with heaps of inspiration.