If there is any method in the way I take pictures, I believe it lies in this. See the subject first. Do not try to force it to be a picture of this, that or the other thing. Stand apart from it. Then something will happen. The subject will reveal itself.
When I have found a landscape which I want to photograph, I wait for the right season, the right weather, and the right time of day or night, to get the picture which I know to be there.
Bill Brandt, „Top Withens on the Yorkshire Moors“ (1945)
One of my favourite pictures of this time is „Top Withens on the Yorkshire Moors“. I was trying to photograph the country which had inspired Emily Bronte. I went to the West Riding in summer, but there were tourists and it seemed the wrong time of year. I liked it better misty, rainy and lonely in November. But I was not satisfied until I saw it again in February. I took the picture just after a hailstorm when a high wind was blowing over the moors.