Right after I got my first professional camera, I photographed this extraordinary sunset after being drenched by a rainstorm near Clingman's dome. I have a secret place I photograph in the great smoky mountains national park, a tip I learned from Ansel Adams. My pics will never be as good as his but secret locations and a nose for the weather I CAN manage. This is a reminder that no matter how dark the skies may be, opportunity often waits right behind them, where patience and persistence are handsomely rewarded. — at Clingman's dome 6,634 ft.