"Try to remember the kind of September When life was slow and oh so mellow Try to remember the kind of September When grass was green and grain so yellow." - Try to Remember, Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Patterns are a great way to get a really dramatic photo. Look around you when you're out, see if you can find something casting a shadow pattern. It can be on a building, on the ground, inside... there are opportunities everywhere. If you're really motivated, bring a lace curtain along with you and set it up for shoots like this.