I made a second trip out to the parkway yesterday evening with hopes of photographing the crescent moon in a twilight scene. Let's say I wasn't disappointed.
Since I was heading towards the Meadows of Dan parkway access, I made the obligatory stop at the Mabry Mill... AGAIN
Then I cruised up the parkway about 4 miles or so until I got to an open field. I set up here for the next 90 minutes or so to capture the remaining color followed by the twilight scene.
After waiting for the moon to drop and the sky to get a little darker, I could see Jupiter(just right of moon) and Venus(below and right of Jupiter). Venus had actually been visible for quite a while as it can be very bright, Jupiter took a little longer to show up. The next several days are going to be great for nighttime landscape scenes, as the moon will be bright enough to illuminate the ground, but not quite bright enough to wash out the stars. Check it out!