Table Rock Sunset, Monongahela National Forest, WV

I've just recently arrived home from a trip to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, and have yet to process any photos from that trip. Overall, it was rainy and windy and I don't think I was able to make any special images. For now, I will show some more images from my autumn travels throughout West Virginia, western Maryland, and Shenandoah National Park. This particular image is from one of the most unique sunsets I have been fortunate enough to experience. After two days of rain, and then wind, the skies eventually began to clear as I made my way out to Tablerock Overlook in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. With an expansive view of the mountains and valleys below, and a pothole full of fresh rain water, all the potential elements of a great photograph were there. All I needed was some nice light ... and nice light I got! As the sun traveled its course and moved below the clouds, the mountainsides became painted with warm evening light. This alone was beautiful, but not particularly unique, until I realized that the thick cloud banks were still casting their shadows onto the tops of the mountains. A golden sliver of light such as this is an event most landscape photographers dream of. Hopefully it will be my first of many!

Table Rock Overlook Sunset, Monongahea National Forest, West Virginia, United States.