When creative urges strike you, don't be afraid to FEED THE BEAST!
There are those moments when the world around you seems so close yet so far. As if you could touch it but not without exhausting yourself before you get there. What the heck am I talking about you say? I'm talking about feeding that inner desire to capture that spectacular moment that makes you feel justified as an artist. And yes, you are an artist. I would define "artist" but I think that would make for a good article in the future.
Feeding the beeat is what I call moments when I just have to capture that decisve moment no matter where I'm at. I'm sure you know the feeling. You are driving along and you see the way the clouds are formed, you see the sun perfectly peeking behind a stream of clouds or the way a roadway looks after a steady rain. You get that urge and desire to capture the moment. At times it can be overwhleming but is there anything really wrong with Feeding That Beast?
What I do is make time out of my day to notice those decisive "moments" and I'll either make note of them in my phone using Evernote. It's a great app by the way for note-taking, logging and storing of ideas on the go. Once I make note, the real creative moment takes place in my mind. Even though at that particular moment, If I may have not been able to capture what I saw, I fed the beast.
Dont make the beast out to be the beast but give it what it wants. It's one of the situations where you just can't go wrong. Feeding the beast can only make you a better photographer. I full heartly believe that you only get better by the more space you burn on that memory card. Snap away but don't be so quick to hit the delete button if you don't like the results. If you have spare time, like waiting at a stop light, in the waiting room at your next doctors appoinment or whereever you may be, pull up those pics and review what you shot. Learn from those pics by remembering what you were feeling, seeing or thinking at the moment of capture. It just might give you ideas to other creative concepts or it will let you know what not to do the next time you are presented with the same photo opportunity.
What I am trying to say is, don't be afraid to let yourself go. Don't wory about whether the scene is right, Just feed the Beast and the Beast will feed you back!