A rainy and hazy day
From one of the high points on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Pisgah, the view is quite dramatic. On this day, the rain was coming and going. When it wasn't raining it varied from misty to hazy. You can see here just how hazy it was on this early fall day. I wonder how this may look if it was a crisp and clear day.
However, I sometimes feel it may sound like a complaint when I talk about less than perfect conditions for photography, but that is not usually how I feel or what I want to convey. So when I speculate, how this may have looked if the sun had broken through and the haze had dimished, leaving a crisp image to highlight the changing autumn colors, it is not a complaint. I am not dissatisfied at all. Rather, it highlights one of the amazing things that learning to see light does. You wonder about the many ways that this same scene could look so different - each wonderful in their own way. It is why I come back to some spots over and over to see them literally "in a new light".
And after all, when I see a view like this, and the waterfall I posted yesterday, my reaction is far more one of thankfulness. Thankful for the chance to see this sight, the opportunity to have a few hours to be out exploring with the camera and above all the opportunity to appreciate the creation before me and be reminded of the God who made it all and gave us the ability to appreciate the aesthetic beauty of all that he has made.
"And God saw that it was good." Gen 1