Last weekend, I took a little trip to Point Marion, PA, and beyond. Just over the Mon river, I saw a sign for Friendship Hill park, which is run by the National Park Service.
It was mid-afternoon by that time, with partial clouds and sunshine -- the first in weeks it seems.
Here's a shot that I took on the drive into the park. I liked the view of a country lane lined with mature trees.
You can see from the long shadows that the sun is already low on the horizon.
In the following shot, the sun was just off the screen to the middle left. Shooting into this direction really shows off the long shadows. This is the Albert Gallatin house, viewed from the front. The house sits on a bluff overlooking the Monongahela river, which is behind the house.
This is the view of the back of the house. I've read of and mentioned the "golden hour" before, but this shot exemplifies it.
Normally, the house is open to visitors, but I think it was closed because of reduced hours this late in the season.
Here's a shot of the road as I was leaving the park. Shadows are pointing to the left from this direction. The canopy of trees reminds me a bit of an arched cathedral from the inside.
I'm definitely going to come here again as the seasons change. The road alone should be quite scenic as the seasons progress.