Winter's Last Gasp

After our most recent two day snowstorm and my endless shoveling I had to get out the moment it ended. I just added an image of the Niagara River to the front page. This was photographed at golden hour looking across the Niagara River towards the frozen shore of Goat Island. The top of the American Falls can be seen on the right edge. By the time I was done all my gear and myself were coated in ice. It was about 20 degrees and the wind was blowing west to east. It was all worth it in the end I think.

I really think that some of my best images come through working in the worst conditions. I am also amazed sometimes at which images turn out the best. I shot a few panorama runs of this image (4-6 images each). In the end the one that had the best light was the single image test shot that I made at the beginning of golden hour. As the light got more yellow I lost the crisp coldness that stands out so strongly in this image.