Let The Light Shine Down

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.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Tamron AF 10-24mm

Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz DeNoise

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