Ever since I came across of Chip Phillip's take on this scene https://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipschip/4561989862/ , I wanted to have a version of my own. But for the last few years things were just not lining up. In some years the patterns were not 'perfect' while the other times I was not there in the 'right' season.
Even this year I was late by 2-3 weeks from the peak colors. Moreover it was extremely windy with rain drops when i appeared on the steptoe buttee. The sky was covered with thick clouds. I thought about going back to the motel multiple times, but as optimistic as i am, decided to hang in there anyway. It paid off.
Just before the sunset, the horizon started opening up. Yes it was way too windy and was a constant struggle keeping the front element free of rain drops, but how can you complian when you get this kind of magic light? While i was capturing this, the most perfect rainbow appeared on the sky to my left .
More pics to follow :)