My photos are generally taken in my head a long time
ahead of when they are in the camera. I have ideas about
where I want to shoot, and study the area on the computer
and with maps (love a good map!). I check the sun
direction and times, and when the tide is in or out - I
prefer it coming in, but I'll take what nature gives me!
I'll sometimes take a drive of several hours in the dark
and then climb a hill to get what I want, and other times
I'll make a multi-day excursion out of it. When I get to
where I'm going, I usually manage to find the shot I want
pretty quickly, and then I wait for the light to happen.
Once the shot is done, and the drive home is over, I'll usually fall asleep on the couch and leave the processing until the next day or so.
I start off by having a quick look through the in-camera jpegs, and then import everything into Lightroom. I'll choose one or two shots, and edit them both in Lightroom and tidy them up in Photoshop. I'll then usually get one keeper. Sometimes if I'm lucky I get a few, but usually just one.
Occasionally however, I'll just get the mood to be creative and go somewhere unplanned at short notice, and just see what happens!