Sometimes the light in front of you isn't as dramatic as the light behind you.
One thing I've learned, I may go out with a specific photo in mind but sometimes that's not the photo I come back with.
I had a night off without any paid jobs to shoot or a ton of photoshop work to do so I went out to shoot the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Sandias are in my own backyard, for the most part, and can look very stunning in the setting sun. I was hoping for some dramatic light on the those mountains as the evening sun sets directly west of them.
As happens many times, clouds rolled in over the west horizon blocking the setting sun but that doesn't mean there wasn't anything left to photograph.
I'm really beginning to like sky shots!