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.
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.
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.