Autumn Sunset, Blackrock Summit, Shenandoah Park

Woo hooooo! Finally, after computer problems, on top of monitor problems, I am now set up again and capable of processing and posting images. It was hard being unproductive at home for such a long period of time.

During my forced "vacation" I tried to make the most of it and get out to photograph new subjects, but found my inspiration lacking. I think this was mostly because of the fact that I couldn't do anything with my new images once I arrived back home. Regardless, I did get out to Shenandoah National Park, Virginia to camp overnight in an attempt to photograph sunset and sunrise at Blackrock Summit, as well as White-tailed Deer in Big Meadows.

I arrived at Shenandoah during late afternoon and quickly made my way up the Blackrock Summit Trail. After climbing to the top of the large crumbling pile of rocks, I was greeted with a cloudy, hazy view, thanks to a low pressure system moving into the area. I had hope, however, for there was a small gap of open sky below the clouds. Sure enough, after a bit of waiting the sun eventually came into view and cast a lovely glow onto the distant ridges.

After the last of the light faded away, I packed up my camera gear and made my way back to my tent. Overnight, I encountered heavy winds, rain, and fog as the storm moved in. There would be no sunrise in the morning, but the sunset certainly made everything worthwhile.

Autumn Sunset, Blackrock Summit, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States.