I had fully intended on posting some more shots from around downtown Abingdon today but I began working on a few images from this weekend and just couldn’t resist sharing this one!
Sunday evening I decided to top off the weekend by making the short drive to White Top Mountain for sunset. Colorful sunsets have been few and far between lately but I held out hope that the storm systems moving through the area would kick up enough dust to liven things up a bit. When I made it to the mountain, I found that it had just rained and there was a slight fog already forming. There was a 30° temperature drop between my house and the mountain which meant there was a nice haze floating above the valley.
As with most things, luck played a huge part in this image. I had barely finished the short hike from the parking area when a bank of clouds moved in front of the sun bathing the valley below in golden beams of sunlight. I would have loved to have had a few extra minutes to capture this sight from at least one more perspective but it only lasted a few seconds.
A fleeting moment captured forever and I’m glad to have witnessed it.