This afternoon I ventured out in the cold, dangerous, and remote tundra…. Okay okay, so I was actually only a few minutes from the big local shopping mall in New Jersey. Anyhow, I was scouting the location as the sun slowly descended towards the horizon. A photographic frame came together in my mind as I walked across a small frozen pond. Why was I walking on the pond in the first place? Bodies of water often offer a clean and uncluttered midground for scenic photos and quite often rocks or vegetation on the periphery can be used very effectively to anchor the foreground of an image.
Below I have uploaded my final output jpeg, compromised of a 3 exposure HDR blend. Below that is a view of what the individual exposures looked like. Last is a snapshot of my Canon T5 DSLR and Tamron 16-300mm VC PZD lens in position for the capture.