And being at the right place at the right time!
when it comes to landscape u have to travel a bit to get to your ideal location. takes a lot of commitment. not all of us live on the nice city up in the mountains with spectacular view. some of us live down east london lol
True, to an extent. Sure, we don't all have majestic mountains and 300 foot waterfalls in our back yards but I think most folks use the cop out response "but it's boring where I live" way too liberally.
I guarantee that just about no matter where you live, there are beatiful locations within an hours drive - especially since traffic should be non-existent if you're getting up early enough to be on location and ready to shoot 20 minutes before sunrise. And, there will probably be more locations than you could hope to cover in ten years if you expand your search to just 2.5 hour drives for weekend trips.
Sure, it's a lot of work - especially if you're younger and have other commitments on the weekends (late nights with friends or family, etc). But, if you really want landscape shots I can guarantee your lifestyle and other choices hold you back from making great images far more than a lack of subject matter.
Rant over, and not necessarily directed at you Jonney - just something that's been on my mind.