By this time, close to 27 years into my large format photograohy I had an ah ha enlightened realization yesterday. When your driving around looking for images, as we all know its hard to get the exact image one sees from behind the wheel to manifest on a piece of film. Usually I find what I fact make in a landscape image is a compromise from what I wanted when I stopped, to do with angle the image is possible and the lenses that I carry (Usually a fairly broad range).
When I drive and see something worthy to stop for, it seemingly vanishes. I think as you drive around you take in small segments of the big scene, and your mind is piecing them into a best of the best scenario....sort of caching the views all together. Then at some point the compulsion to make an image overrides wether the thing you are idealizing really exists. So what do others think?