Jan 2010, Dunklee Pond
Why it's in the best of 2010 - because the composition tells a story and the lighting and composition are so harmonious. I was with a couple of friends this day and they were yakking it up to my right. I was looking back into the scene we'd just spent an hour in. Some of my best shots come from that last look back and that's when I saw this. Because we were all cold and ready for coffee, I couldn't take a lot of time over this and shot only a few frames. Luckily I had been working in this light and setting for a while and could capture it perfectly. I love the softness of the light and the snowed-over footprints and how they lead you into those mysterious trees. The shadows pick out the texture of the snow and add interest to the foreground. It's hushed and peaceful and reminds me of every beautiful winter morning.
LandscapeNHdawnfrozenmorningsnowwinterfootprintstreesshadowsBest of 2010