Fog, steam, frost, sunlight, and trees

Fog, steam, frost, sunlight, and trees

 

Rhinelander, WI.  1/28/2014.  Minus 20 degrees, raw temp., minus 43 wind chill.  This is just downwind of the paper mill, and the steam from the stacks was blowing through, clinging to the trees in the form of thick frost.  Visually stunning and a real bitch on exposed skin.

Pier on WI River

Pier on WI River as ice begins to form

Pier on WI River as ice begins to form

 

11/15/13.  The ice is just beginning to form along the banks of the WI River, in zip 54501.  This is a wide part of the waterway, and relatively shallow.  The current is less than swift.

Trees and Trax

Disappearing Trax

Disappearing Trax

 

There were actually very nice fall colors in this photograph, but I felt the composition was more important than them.  Also, the color distracted from the overall composition, so I went to a sepia tone to ‘correct’ that.