Some people drive hours to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers and watch a sunrise peek through an impossible arch. Others carve out their schedules months ahead to try and capture the right conditions, in the right place, at the right time. While I certainly do my research and try to plan ahead, my favorite photos have always come from more impromptu circumstances — like screeching to a halt on a dirt road somewhere and rolling down my window to take a shot. Often, in places that most wouldn’t consider making a trip to. The boring parts of the map, if you will.