Autumn colors in New Hampshire's White Mountains can be spectacular, but I was going after the subdued colors and misty conditions when shooting this cascade. I had visited the brook many times under undesirable conditions, but thought it had a lot of potential. The fall season can be dry, so I needed a rain event early in the fall before leaves had totally come off the trees. Some early leaf litter gave the colors of fall, while the mist and fog during the shot gave the mood I wanted. I needed to have some overcast skies to give the even lighting from above, which would nicely back light the leaves in the upper part of the image. I stitched 2 images for this to include the FG interest as well as the upper trees.