As we approach the shortest day of the year – it’s the winter solstice in five days time – the light in the early morning has a deep, blue cast to it, especially when there is clean snow and ice on the ground. It’s simple enough to remove the cast using software such as Capture One when processing the images and make the snow a pristine white, but occasionally it is effective to leave it untouched as it lends a certain atmosphere to the scene, enhancing the bitter cold. This was taken along the shoreline not long after sunrise as the river irrevocably froze over until next spring.

  • Sony ILCE-7M2 
  • Voigtlander 12mm lens
  • 1/800 sec; f/5.6; ISO 160