It had been the first day that you could feel a hint of autumn in the air. The sky was completely overcast and the temperature was falling …with a refreshing breeze, for a change.
I was driving back from Rose Valley Lake, just as the sun was setting on what had been a very dark overcast early autumn day. I popped over the crest of this steep hill when I saw the unexpected splash of sunlight highlighting the hilltops off in the distance. I just had to pull over to try to catch the magical view that that had suddenly appeared before my eyes!
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This photograph was captured on October 22nd, 2008, on Rose Valley Road, in north central Pennsylvania, about 8 mi. north of Williamsport, PA. The shot was taken handheld with a Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L lens on a Canon EOS 10D DSLR body. The aperture was set to f/11, shutter speed 1/125th second at the 70mm focal length. The camera’s ISO setting was set to 400.
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