Rule No. 1 in photography is: Don't shoot in the middle of the day. The above photo proves the exception.
I drove up to Mill Mountain's overlook of Roanoke yesterday about 1:30 p.m. to get a shot of some very pretty cloud formations. By the time I got up there, the brisk wind had pushed all the clouds together, but the result--with a trickle of light illuminating downtown Roanoke--was pretty nice. It is presented here with a shot of the Mill Mountain Star looking in the opposite direction. Amazing the shots you can get just by turning around.