I've been meaning to get out and shoot some local woods for weeks now. However, many of my previous successful woodland shoots coincided with mist and fog which do a lot of the heavy lifting in simplifying a scene and creating a pleasing image. As such, I'd allowed myself to get hung up on having those conditions again.
A couple of days ago, a fellow photographer made a similar comment, and it was a real push to ignore the forecast and get out anyway.
The alarm went off at 5am, and seeing a blanket of grey cloud, I nearly just went back to sleep. However, I dragged myself out, reminding myself that landscape photography is all about shooting the conditions we have. Just because I feel the conditions are unlikely to produce something exceptional or unusual, doesn't mean the practice wouldn't be useful!
So, I spent 3 hours mooching around the woods only seeing the occasional dog walker, and, as it happens, having a great time finding shapes and stories among the trees.
All these images were taken on a Canon 80D, either EF-S 17-15mm or Tokina 11-16mm, and most used a Formatt Hitech 77mm Firecrest Polariser to strengthen the colours and remove bright sheen from the leaves.