As such, it took me a solid 10 minutes to realize I was surrounded by other potential pictures, each of them as good or better than the one that was in my head at the time.
While I waited for the sun to set, I shot the following:
Then as the light approached I got the pictures I wanted (sort of). I then ran from the approaching rain.
The moral of the story: look around and keep your mind open to the world around you. You are almost always surrounded by photos just waiting to be taken!