Badin Lake is a large lake lying not far to the south of the triad cities in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, that is, Winston-Salem (where I was staying with my photography buddy who lives there), High Point and Greensboro. It's actually in the Uwharrie National Forest.
We were camping there for 3 days to photograph the fall colors which were pretty much as good as they get while still having the greens and yellows, before the burnt colors take over.
This particular scene was shot from a mere few yards from our camp site, and of course the composition caught my eye. The sun was setting, casting a dramatic light, and the sky was full of variegated shapes and shades of blue-grey, as you can see. Taking the shot in RAW format meant that when it came out of the camera it didn't look much at all, but putting it through Affinity Photo software and adding some polarisation with the free Google Nik Collection : Color Efex Pro 4, I was astounded by the result, which now wallpapers my large desktop screen, backlit by a strong light and I can't take my eyes off it!