Natural landscapes: the frigid beauty of a winter morning


The fog coming off the river makes it clear just how cold it was that morning. But I was able to withstand it simply because the photo opportunities are usually abundant in bitter winter conditions and that was certainly the case here.
The low southeast sun created loooooong shadows and, eventually, I saw the value of putting my shadow into one of the compositions. That distant railroad bridge is one of the longest in North America. Here’s a closer view:
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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