Title: "Expressions of Nature"
Location: Shenandoah National Park, (Mile Post 4.7)
Dickey Ridge Trailhead
This image was captured at sunrise at the Dickey Ridge Trailhead. I had started the morning out at Indian Run Overlook at mile post 26, but the cloud cover there was pretty thick and I really didn't see any new vantage points that I wanted to capture from there... so I made my way back down to some of the lower elevations in hopes of finding a unique capture if the sky would cooperate. It was a mostly cloudy morning, as storm clouds were still lingering after recent rain. The chances of getting a decent shot were fading, but just as the sun began to rise on the horizon the sky began to open up and I was treated to this magical scene.
Tips: Maneuvering in the dark in the pre-dawn hours can be challenging when attempting to find unique locations for sunrise. Its best to first scout out your locations in the day time to become familiar with your surroundings. Some of the best times to photograph the sky is right after a storm, when the clouds are breaking up.