A driving snow transforms what usually flows as the Charles River and Storrow Lagoon to a blanket of fresh snow. Were it not for the few dried grasses peaking through, you wouldn’t know where shore ends and frozen river begins.
This image was taken in the fading light of dusk. But snow everywhere reflected and magnified available light to fill an 8 second exposure with brightness and white light. With such a slow shutter speed, flakes of windblown snow “disappeared” into the landscape. Thanks to a little help from Photoshop, I was able to restore the moment to the winter’s scene it was.
December 17 2013, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, Massachusetts USA
Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II USM lens
Focal length 16mm, Exposure 8 seconds at f/11, ISO 200
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead
Single RAW image processed with Nik Collection, Lightroom and Photoshop