Heading to an early morning assignment, I was driving in my usual manner … always paying attention to my surroundings … and the road. Though I was on schedule, I was by no means early. But, when I passed this view of a winter sunrise across a farm field, I found myself pulling off the road and making a U-turn to go back for the shot.
I figured it this way … the beautiful scene was not going to last and if I didn’t photograph I’d regret missing the opportunity. In addition to the golden glow of the sun, I was struck by the snow blowing across the field … something of a rarity in an urban or suburban area. I parked on the center median, engaged my flashers, and ran across the street.
I managed to grab about 20 quick images varying my exposure and position slightly. I loaded them into Adobe Lightroom and then brought this image into Photoshop for a few additional tweaks and filters from NiK Color Efex that required masking.