Looking through images from winters passed, this twilight scene of Great Meadow’s frozen marsh caught my eye. I didn’t realize it at the time, but in the upper left corner of the darkening sky, with his handle pointing down and his spout pointing up, is the distinct sparkle of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major.
(Best viewed Large by scrolling below or clicking on the image above to zoom.)
March 5 2013, Frozen wetlands of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, 30 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Single RAW image processed into JPG using Nik Collection, Lightroom and Photoshop