I took this photo while taking a walk around a partially frozen lake, and it took me 100 tries to get the photo.
I set my camera to manual with a timed shutter and lowered it 3 feet off the edge of the dock with my camera strap dangling off one hand. Once my camera firmly sat on the ice, I waited for the sound of the shutter before quickly pulling back on the strap.
After checking the photo, I wasn’t satisfied with the results. So I made adjustments and re-took the photo many more times. I only wanted to capture what I felt and what I was seeing around me. I saw a crystal clear lake covered in a thin sheet of ice, with blocks of icy diamonds scattered about. The cool air was still and quiet in this remote park. There was no sign of any wildlife. The forest felt like it was sleeping in a long hibernation.