During the fourth weekend of October, my dad and I took a trip to Shenandoah National Park. We drove down there Thursday afternoon and stayed until Sunday afternoon. My grandparents were already there since the Tuesday before, so we met them for dinner Thursday night. During dinner I talked my grandfather into getting up for sunrise with me.
We awoke nice and early and drove a few miles down the road to Thorofare Mountain Overlook. It was very foggy while driving to the spot, but we were hopeful that the sun might poke through at some point. Unfortunately, we sat at the overlook for over an hour and a half, seeing the wall of fog get slightly lighter and lighter, but no break in the clouds.
Before leaving, I decided to take some shots of this lone tree in the fog and one shot of my grandfathers Mazda Miata. I did not take it for artistic reasons but as a testament to how awesome my grandfather is. I don’t know many people willing to get up at 5am on their vacation and sit in a car looking at a wall of fog, with some vague hope of seeing the sun rise.