I did not give myself any time for when I needed to be at the area where the swans were swimming. I just took my camera and my light meter and did what ever I could do to get some good shots.
Check your lighting always and get to the spot or area where you want to be early enough or just at the right time to get what you want.
I took this picture early in the morning so that the natural sun light was just right. When I saw these two swans swimming I knew I just had to take the shot.