This is one of my favorite scenics. I come here often because I enjoy the magnificent scenery. El Capitan and Half Dome Rock are great, but more often than not you can find beauty right in your own back yard.
This photograph was taken from 20 Minute Cliffs on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The placement of the clouds over the valley makes me feel that it is the Gateway to Heaven. I waited for the clouds to move where I wanted tham. Hope you enjoy.