After one of the recent storms I headed out to one of the local conservation areas to see what I could find. I had been photographing one of the streams in this area before the snow and wanted to see how the snow had changed things. Increasingly I find with areas that I’ve been to often that I have an image in mind that I want to take. In this case I’d photographed a series of rocks in a stream before the snow storm and wanted to make some similar images with the rocks covered with snow. The images I made were okay but as I moved on and continued to photograph the image posted above revealed itself. This shot captured much my feeling of the couple of hours that I spent tramping around in the snow than my planned images did. I’m pleased that I continued to explore and photograph after I came what I was after. A reminder that regardless of what my preconceptions are, its always worth remaining open for other opportunities.