As much as I hate winter, one of the things I’ve always been drawn to is getting out in extreme cold and taking pictures.

Winter transforms the landscape, and in below-freezing temperatures, people are too busy rushing past — cocooned in their cars or darting on foot toward a warm building — to appreciate the beauty.
This time I went out during a night shift break and headed down a snow-covered sidewalk to a cold steel railing where I propped up a small bendy tripod for some slow-shutter shots. I like the lights, the lighting and the mist in the sky. But the water effect didn’t turn as planned mainly because the river’s flow was down.