The morning was pretty foggy and when I reached the end of Amherst Road where it meets Route 202 I had a decision to make…north or south. I chose south and ended up in Quabbin Park. I think the fog was better up north but I was there the day before so decided to go to the park.
I shot these goldenrods last year and thought to try again this time around. Last year’s had more fog and the tower was less visible but this is more representative of what one sees there most often.
As I looked at this scene I realized the sun was above the trees but not from my vantage point so turned and saw the light streaming through the branches and what remained of the fog.
The two starbursts were a bonus. For a few more nice sunbeam shots and a primer on the phenomenon take a look at Linda Leinen’s recent post-A Certain Slant of Light.