This was taken one morning on my way to a woodcarving show with my wife. A crystal clear morning at our house yielded to misty, dew-laden fields in the hills on the way to the show.
This was taken early one morning along Lake Eaton in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Fog is one of the few things that will generally guarantee my ability to get out of bed at an early hour, and I had gone out early looking for misty woods shots. While that didn't work out particularly well, I ran onto a lone loon floating on the lake along with a whole flock of mergansers having a morning spash.
So don't leave luck to chance! Put yourself in positions where luck is more likely to strike, don't limit yourself to only your primary objective, be open to possibilities, don't dismiss your mistakes immediately, and be prepared for a sudden change of plan! Oh and, don't forget to look behind you or you may miss the best shot!