Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall Color On A Dull Day

Sometimes the color of fall can jump right out at you. I recently found some of the best fall colors on a dull day at a lake.

On Tuesday I had to go to Rocky Gap Lodge for an install of a couple of MFP's. As I drove up to the lodge I could see that the trees on Evitts Mountain, across Lake Habeeb from the Lodge, were of magnificent colors; even though the day was cold and overcast with snow flakes blowing around.

I just happened to have my camera with me (I always do) but I went into the Lodge first and did my work. You know, once work is done you can take a few moments to take in the view and then head back to the office. An hour and a half later I was finished - the work in the Lodge - and I knew that it would be late afternoon, and I was hoping that the sun had not popped out from behind the clouds; I wanted to keep the soft light, as the combination of it and the moisture seemed to be making the fall colors glow.

The first four photos were taken from the amphitheater area looking across the Lake and the last two were taken from the lower level of the guest parking lot on the far side of the Lodge.

All of these photographs were taken with a DSLR and an 18-105 lens. They were cropped, optimized and resized for web viewing in Photoshop Elements 6. As I mentioned before, these were all taken in the vicinity of Rocky Gap Lodge next to Rocky Gap State Park just a few miles outside of Cumberland in Western Maryland.

The view of the fall colors is across Lake Habeeb on Evitts Mountain. This is a beautiful area all year round. Besides the Lodge there is also a camp ground and a few chalet's within the park itself. When you come to Western Maryland you will want to stop for a visit or maybe even spend a few days here. As you do - enjoy.

Yeah, this too is part of my world. You are invited to visit it and you are welcome to it.

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