We’d had a cold spell and the temperature had been below zero all week, but all my efforts to capture a winter scene had eluded me so far. This feeling of elation must be the same sort of emotion film workers experience when they see an image appear in their developing tray. I love the delicacy of the frost on the tree and the background just visible in the morning mist gives me that separation and simplicity I was looking for. Two hours after this shot was taken, it thawed and never froze again for the remainder of the year. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.