After packing up to head back home, I stepped out onto the porch to take in the fresh morning. To the west I could see mist rising off the bay. It was exciting, something I don’t recall seeing in Hessel before, though I’m sure it happens anytime conditions are right. I grabbed my camera and took some pictures, hoping to capture the feel of the scene. The sun had yet to rise and the dawn light was beautiful.
October 10, 2015 Hessel, MI Nikon D90
As the sun rose and began to touch the lower regions and valleys, it gave a soft backglow to a bank of trees. The soft morning fog of the Smokies forming added a mystical mood to the scene unfolding. It was yet another reminder to me of the ever changing grandeur of our natural world and that this scene will be different seconds from now. But I couldn’t help but focus on a particular tree.
April 23, 2015. Foothills Parkway, Smokie Mountains, TN Nikon D90