So maybe I just need to vent, but the most annoying thing about doing what I do is dealing with the weather. You would think that having such things as "weather.com" or "accuweather.com" would make it easier, but they are ... well ... inaccurate at least 50% of the time.
Woke up this morning to hearing rain hit my window and thought I would have to cancel & reschedule this shoot, again, for the third time. But by the time I got up, it was sunny and beautiful with plenty of time for things to dry out before our start time. Drove to the location, still mostly sunny. Arrived with the ground pretty much dry. Went over the shot list; all but one were exteriors. And then, the clouds came in. Full overcast for the rest of the day. Called it quits around noon. Even the interior came out looking like crap; amazing how well overcast skies bloom right through the windows regardless of how well you light the space.
Hopefully the 4th time, this Monday, will be the charm.
This is one of the most frustrating parts of the AP business I find, especially if on a tight deadline and you get a bad stretch or worse still, go out like you did only to have conditions change unexpectedly. My cousin is a commercial fisherman and his son is very tuned in to the forecast and fascinated with weather in general, no doubt weather is a common topic of conversation in their house.
Aerials are even more tricky, as there is wind and haze to contend with as well as cloud/precipitation. I don't know about you, but I am always reading the sky, looking at cloud formations and checking the forecast even on days when I am not shooting. I wonder how photographers in the British Isles manage, the percentage of clear days there is lower than North America. I once spent 3 weeks on holiday driving around England, Scotland and Wales and had one day without rain. One of the locals opined that I had been lucky.