Flat light vs. light with contrasts
Can you edit a boring image to make it interesting?
-Yes, you can do that.
But imagine yourself when you are out in the woods and the magic light is naturally created for you. You don't have to spend a lot of time editing and trying to beautify an image. It's a wonderful feeling I can say. A bit of a bliss when the sun shines through the clouds and creates both light and shadows at the same time due to how it falls in the nature, through the leaves on the trees etc.
Look at the pictures above, where you can clearly see that the top picture has a very dull flat light while the lower picture looks much more interesting, although it is taken at exactly the same place at almost the same time. But with and without sun. The sun behind a cloud vs. that the sun shone through the tree tops.
My best advice to those who like to photograph nature landscape is to have patience. I'm not the best at patience myself I admit, but I recognize if it's any idea to take the picture or not. If I have my Profoto flashes like Profoto B1 with me, then I can create the picture with or without the sun! I have my own sun with me :)
You always see something new
I don't mind walking the same tail several times with my camera. I always see something new, may be due to my mood, walking partner or that the light falls differently - what do I know. But I often come home with different kinds of pictures even though I have already walked the same paths before. If I am out in the wild, then it is possible that you can spot different kinds of animals and they are of course not always there. You also have seasons that are different that makes the nature look different and different animals are more or less present.