I have been trying to find a 'different' viewpoint for photographing Prudhoe Castle for years now. Last month I found what I wanted, using a telephoto lens over some treetops to avoid the intervening factory buildings. But the dull grey sky was unappetising; I kept a photo just for reference.
Then ten days ago the sky was blue, the light was bright, and I found an even better position. Unfortunately the high atmospheric pressure that supplied the bright light and the blue stratosphere also retained the mist in the valley and kept the industrial smog positioned precisely over the Castle so I couldn't get the detail I wanted on the medieval stonework.
Now the autumn leaves are gone . . .
Thanks to Ann Chown for the unexpected extra of her U.A. on 1½ In ROPE