The weekend was the first respite from rainy weather that I've had since -- well -- forever. After running my usual Saturday errands, I packed up some camera gear and headed up to Cooper's Rock state forest. About a thousand other people had the same idea.
Here's the view from the overlook:
It was cold and blustery there, but I got off a few nice shots of the Cheat River canyon. There's a nice play of light and shadow in this picture. As you can see, the fall foliage was less than spectacular. I heard something about this being a trend now, a symptom of climate change.
I tried the road to the Henry Clay iron furnace. There were a few moments where I stopped the car long enough to take advantage of the sun playing peek-a-boo with the forest.
I broke with the rule of thirds on that shot, using instead the curve of the golden mean to place the end of the road as it disappeared into the woods.
From there, I crossed the interstate and checked out the trout pond, which is still technically part of Cooper's Rock. The clouds were breaking in that direction. Curse the wind for disturbing the water at the inlet, marring what would otherwise have been a nice reflective photo.