Rocky Lake Willoughby
By late afternoon, the skies had almost completely clouded over, and I was well on my way to getting skunked in the sunset department yet again -- I caught a couple of great sunrises on this trip, but was flummoxed by five straight days of cloudy horizons as the sun went down. I was planning to move on to shoot in Quebec, so I began to head north, and as I passed Lake Willoughby, I noticed that the trees on the slope of Mount Pisgah were spectacular. The color here had progressed nicely from when I had been here three days earlier -- see the pictures of Lake Willoughby from earlier in this SceneSet -- and the foliage was now peaking, even though most everywhere around me was well past. (The presence of the water probably has something to do with that. It tends to slow down color change.)
I got out of my car and walked along part of the trail that leads around the south shore of Lake Willoughby, where I found this nice alcove, dominated by a huge boulder. I waited for the sun to sneak through some gaps in the clouds and light up the trees, which took a while since there were a lot more clouds than gaps by this point...