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Turning Lousy Weather into a Lovely Photo

During a recent trip to North Carolina, we drove to the summit of Grandfather Mountain, one of the tallest in the Appalachians. Like most photographers would, I was anticipating the scenic panoramas I could shoot of the Great Smokies from this mountaintop.   Also, I was eager to take shots of the mountain’s famed suspension bridge. Unfortunately, when we reached the summit, the mountain was socked in with fog. My best laid plans would require some improvisation.     While I was dealing with the disappointment of fog-obstructed scenery, my dear, creative spouse called out from across the parking lot, “Hey, check this out”! Never, never, never will I ignore KC’s eye for a shot. Sure enough, there were the goldenrods in full bloom. Studying the opportunity, I closed in, crouched down, and got this image. Against the foggy pines in the background, the bright yellow goldenrods jumped out in near 3-D fashion. Thinking outside the box, we had found a shot that would not have been possible in