The Grist Mill at Babcock State Park in Clifftop, West Virginia is one of those places in the fall that look like a postcard. My goodness in person, it is just unbelievably gorgeous! It’s a 4 1/2 to 5 hour drive for me and I knew at peak season it would be a popular place to be! Little did I know it would literally be crawling with photographers. I left home at 2:15 AM and arrived a few minutes before sunrise and it was still a hopping place! Who knew the mill was the place to be before sunrise?!? Ha ha.
Here’s the thing, with patience anything is obtainable. Photography is no different. The majority of photographers got their shots and went on their merry way. In fact, around an hour later most of the “tripod lineup” had moved along and gone on with their day. Don’t get me wrong, there were still the few that decided being right in the middle of the shot (with no way to crop them out) was exactly where they needed to stay for waaay past their welcome, LOL.
I had a beautiful morning with the perfect scenery to match. After the drive home, I immediately took a mid-afternoon nap.