I found this spot on a recent scouting trip in Warren County over the holiday break. When I was driving on the higher main roads the outside thermometer on my all-wheel drive all the time Subaru Forester read 33 degrees. When I reached this spot down near the bottom of the holler, it read 16 F. This was probably the coldest weather I experienced in this so-called winter we are having. I saw the frost-touched post, barbed-wire and vegetation with the forested hill and the sun rising beyond that and of course I had an opportunity to try my new graduated ND filters. If you’ve ever tried to do intricate photography or any other kind of work in such temperatures then you know how challenging this can be. Overall, this trip yielded some interesting images even though I discovered my main sought after location looks to be surrounded by private property and I did not press my luck in getting there.
Technical details: Canon EOS 7D camera, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens @ 35mm, ISO 100, f/14, 1/10 sec
“The sky lay dark and low so a hawk circling overhead floated in and out of clouds. The wind heaved and knocked the hood from her head. That hawk was riding the heaving wind looking to kill something, rip it bloody, chew the tasty parts, let the bones drop”