This is part 5 of my best photos of 2016 and the last one before I reveal my favorite of 2016 which may surprise some of you.
This selection of my top photos of 2016 is one of my most recent ones. I haven’t photographed many winter scenes and it is on my list to do more. The past couple of years really limited me because of the lack of snow and ice but I don’t have much of an excuse this year. This image I have a pre-visualization of what I was wanting to capture. With the air temperatures in the single digits I was hoping to capture the water vapor coming off the river along with the sun back lighting it. I was fortunate enough to have the perfect conditions including the cooperation of the sun. There was little wind but it was cold enough next to the river. This spot is along the Spokane river at the bowl and pitcher in Riverside State Park. The sun and water vapor combine to create a wonderful atmospheric picture and represent the conditions at the time.
Frosty RiversideWith snow and cold conditions, there can be opportunities to find beauty. I knew with temperatures close to zero, there would be steam coming off the river. That coupled with the sunshine made for the potential for some unique images. As I arrived the temperature was about 9 degrees. The clouds were filtering the sun so it wasn't so harsh and there was a lot of steam coming off the river. This location, Bowl and Pitcher, is in Riverside state Park which is a short drive from Spokane.
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