Dave Nelson - Atlanta, GA , Apr 26, 2006; 02:30 p.m.
Wow, that sounds like a great photo op.
For low light you may want the fastest lens you can get. 2.8, 1.8, 1.2 would all be good choices.
For days that the sky is just a bright but boring gray I find all my best pictures are of details instead of panoramic scenes with lots of sky and ground. Hazy days are great for people, pets, statues, plants, etc. pictures where the subject can fill most of the frame with nice soft shadows and eyes wide open.