Wisconsin State Capitol from the Ice at Night
The Wisconsin State Capitol
This image was made at 300 mm, ISO 200, f/5.6.
I scouted and predetermined my standing position via TPE (the photographers ephemeris) app (weeks before).
Scouted in real time and in the daylight on March 4...
....and then trekked 1/2 mile out onto frozen Lake Monona at 4:30 am on March 5. It was so cold and the swishing sounds of loose snow over my boots combined with the eerie 'gulping' of shifting ice under me kept me in a psychological battle... Should I do the logical thing and turn back safe but defeated or venture onward....the adventurous, challenge loving side of me won out.
At 2 miles to the East of the Capitol and 1/2 mile onto the lake I made this image at 5:09 am on March 5, 2015.
Here's the image ... prints are available from my website: