A little flashback this evening to my trip to Bend a couple months ago. At the time I wasn't thrilled with this image, I had five brackets none of which looked like a decent basis for a final image. I admit, I am lazy, so I didn't want to put in the effort to save it.
Now, today, I was looking for a reason to procrastinate. I've been working on my sister's wedding photos this week in almost all of my spare time and I wanted a reason to look at something else so back into the archives I went and decided to take another crack at this scene. Ultimately, I am happy with the final product given the constraints of the images I had at hand and more than anything I wanted to share a photograph that felt warm on this cold frosty day.
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f5.6, merged layers of 1.6, 3.2, 6, and 13 sec @ 100 ISO