Elk Island in the sun and rain - Landscape Photography

Having beautiful weather is not always good for landscape photography.  The clear blue skies, are great for camping and general merriment of being outside.  Personally I prefer a little more things to be happening in the sky above.  This though was a perfect day.  Rain, sun, clouds rolling in and out of existence.  It was almost a matter of pointing the camera in the right direction and just capturing everything.  Having a wide angle Fuji 10-24mm f4 lens helped as well.  Most of these images are HDR or high dynamic range.  I feel that shooting HDR gives me a lot more control over light, specially when shooting sunsets, and pointing the camera towards the sun.  I don't shoot on a tripod, as I find it too restrictive.  All are hand held.  Enjoy :)