20 years qualifies as a while doesn’t it? 🙂 I’ve been driving by this spot for all of that plus and always thought a shot like this would be possible. I came close once six years ago but not until yesterday morning did I achieve what I had visualized.
Looking north from Route 202 where the Middle Branch of the Swift River passes below. on its way to the Quabbin Reservoir.
I had stopped at the usual overlook in New Salem and, although there were clouds and the color was building, didn’t think anything different from what I had seen before was going to happen. But the clouds to the north brought this to mind and I sped up the highway hoping I was right. I arrived just as the color started to develop and it built and lasted for just a few minutes. Glorious few they were.
I’ll still have this location in the back of my mind, but don’t think I’ll see much better.