Woodlake, Woodbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard
It has been a long and cold winter here in Connecticut and this lake has been frozen over for months, which was great for the ice skaters and ice fishermen, but now, finally, we are seeing the last of the ice on the lake. This seems as good a signal as any that spring is here at last.
I was just turning into my street and taking notice of this beautiful sunset when I saw the golden reflection on the lake and the pattern of the melting lake ice. It was one of those sunsets when the sun, low on the horizon, illuminated the underside of the clouds that cast a glow over everything. I pulled my car into a parking lot and got out the camera and tripod to make a few exposures before hurrying home to let Wally out for his evening walk.
Panasonic Lumix G3 with 20mm f1.7 lens, processed in Photoshop CS4