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Stand Tall | Be Strong | Though Everything Crumbles | Be on The Lookout for Better Times
It's early morning when I head out for the airport. I cross the Tappan Zee Bridge and make my way North.
I'm meeting my pilot for an 8am photo flight covering several locations East and West of the Hudson River.
I've seen the forecast, plotted locations, verified with clients and my gear is good to go. As I anticipated, the sun is UP and ON. My first location, just off the airport, is in the bag already. The lighting and sun angle are perfect for the shoot - just as I have planned.
We cross the Hudson River and make our way to New Paltz, climbing as we go, to prepare for the foothills and mountains. In the distance, the Catskill Mountains, still many miles away, are coming into view as giant waves of blue shadows towering over the Shawangunk Ridge ahead.
We turn north when we see fog spilling and rising out of the valley on the south end of the ridge. Fog,climbing to the heavens to become Clouds in the warming, but still chilled fall sky.
I'm beginning to worry about my shoot now. Are my properties at this elevation really socked in with Fog?! I did not anticipate this?!
As we clear the ridge, I see that the fog has pushed to the south; rising now above, and moving behind us to the east.
When I glance again into the clearing sky ahead, I see the Skytop Tower at the Mohonk Mountain Preserve bathed in Mountain Light from the sun filtering through the rising fog.
And I am reminded
Stand Tall | Be Strong | Though Everything Crumbles | Be on the Look Out for Better Times
On the other side of the valley the sun is strong, and the sky is clear. My remaining locations go well - just as I had planned.
Best Wishes in 2012 Everyone!