Moments before sunrise...
It sure seems to take a v-e-r-y long time for that sun to peek above the horizon when you're standing there in the cold, wondering why you can't think of something more comfortable & less dangerous (for both fingers, face & camera!) for a shot for the Dailies!
Shooting in this extremely cold weather is do-able, but not exactly fun & requires a constant shuffle of hands in & out of pockets & big mitts, tucking the camera inside the jacket, and exchanging cold batteries & cards for warm ones.
BTW.. the reason there are no footprints in the snow is because these drifts are now as hard as rock & you walk over them, not through them... much easier, really....
Many thanks for all your wonderful comments on yesterdays icicles ... I'm so glad you liked it!