The entire day was almost continuous snowfall and winds until this point; when just as the sun had nearly reached the horizon itself, it broke through and revealed the top of Mount Inglemaldie nearly a vertical mile above the crashing surf. It was a moment of rare and beautiful light that rivaled any attempt at photographing it, but still I was able to make an image I felt captured at least something of the energy of the moment. The surf and frozen lakeshore formations added to the scene, though I feel restricted in this small viewing format to show you the luminescent glow of the pile of ice crystals in the center here. The next morning, a quarter mile of this lakeshore had frozen solid in -30C temps, and calm will return for the winter.

The shot here is primarily just a SINGLE exposure processed only one time from RAW, however, DOF stacking was used to render sharp the immediate foreground areas which were less than 10cm from my lens. Please view this in a darkened room for best effect, as dark presentation is very important to the mood and way I would like to showcase the light here.

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