For the last day of my vacation the weather presented me with the proverbial pea soup of fog. It was so thick that I almost stayed home and, as I drove through it, I wished I had. But my plan was sunrise at The Patten, an area where the High Ledges Sanctuary is located. There is a nice view towards the east in front of a farm that I have been eyeing for a while, and I thought the sun would rise over fog filled valleys. I was doubting myself as I drove up Route 91 towards Greenfield and the ride west on Route 2 wasn’t helping much.
But once I turned on to Frank Williams Road things started to improve. The forecast was for a sunny day and, for once, it appeared they got it right. As I drove up the hill, this caught my peripheral over my shoulder:It always pays to see what is behind as well as ahead of you…although it is much safer at 15 mph on a back road rather than a highway.
From here, I made it to my target location before the color left the sky and prior to the sun rising above the horizon. I am not sure about those images though, so we will skip down the road, Patten Road, to another view I had in mind.
I think we are looking at Colrain Mountain and Mount Hope, but I am not sure. On my way home, I got one more in Ashfield, but that’s for next time. As for the weather, well they only got it right for a short time. By the time I got to Ashfield the weather was overcast and not at all sunny.
It was a good week and I think I got a couple of portfolio worthy images to print up. There should still be a few weeks of color although probably not quite as prolific in view. We’ll see.