A tale fellow camera buffs might empathize with.
To set the scene, we had an ice storm here which gave us about three eights inch of ice and finished up with a light layer of snow so that everything in sight had a layer of clear refractory ice with a lining of snow on top that made it look like Hollywood special effects. So, with the hopes of getting some interesting photos, I made sure to put my digital camera in the car for the trip to work today.
Sure enough with some broken layers of cloudcover in the east as the sun came up there was a glorious bright orange splash all across the eastern sky. When you were behind homes and could only see the tops of the silvery trees covered in the layer of ice the tree tops were literally afire with that orange glow shining through and off the ice.
So, I pull over, grab my camera, hit the on button and...discover the batteries have gone dead over night. :( Tis the season, bah shutterbug!!