I often look for a combination of static and fluid in landscape work. The gestalt phenomena produced by these diametrically opposed forces, as the definition implies, gives a whole that is different, both visually and emotionally, than the sum of its parts.....A further challenge in working with winter water and ice, as is the case in most photography, involves light quality. Slightly overcast days or post-storm calm skies produce a soft and forgiving light that does not over-expose snow and ice (which can be exceptionally reflective, and in harsh light, result in burned out highlights that cannot be saved by the most gallant photoshop maneuvers). Windchill of -45F tomorrow and a high of -3. The wood boiler is eating wood faster than it took to stack it.