It is the axiom of landscape photographers: Wait for the Light. Below is the first photo I took when I walked up to the viewing overlook at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota.
While it is a beautiful photo of the canyon, you can just see on the horizon a line of sunlight. The axiom told me to wait. I did and 15 minutes later I took this photo.
One of the kinds of natural light I look for (actually more like crave) is front lighting with dark clouds on the horizon. Yes, I was thanking the photography gods as I set and composed several photos of this majestic canyon as the Sun transformed it with its light. All I did was wait for it.