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I have many shots from this trip but the simplicity of this shot (in the face of my increasingly expansive style) makes it one of my favorites. With the snow lit by the fast approaching dawn to the east and the western sky still in darkness there was a strong tonal contrast to work with. The clouds drifting around the moon broke up the sky with the moon itself providing the crucial focal point. The ripples in the snow created the effect of lapping waves which, I think, works particularly well in bringing a sense of motion to the image.

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