Look at enough photos and watch enough YouTube, and you might begin to suspect that landscape photography consists solely of jetting to exotic locations and arriving just as that golden light crests a mountain. And sure, those moments are there, but this great video examines what the average days are like. Spoiler alert: they're pretty great.
Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this video follows him on an average day inside Zion National Park. I think the beauty (at least for me) of landscape photography is surrendering yourself to the element of chance that pervades its pursuit. There will always be things out of your control, and sometimes, those will subvert your ability to get a shot. Those aside, it's still a genre where unlike most others, you don't construct a composition from scratch, you happen upon it and tweak it. As such, it's important to simply appreciate the surroundings for what they are and to enjoy the meditative value that being outdoors in these beautiful places can provide. There's a lot of downtime, so to speak, but for those who love the genre, that's just as enjoyable as furiously firing frames of the last flares of light before it dips below the horizon.