The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
As a life-long resident of Connecticut, I still encounter places throughout the state that I have never seen or visited: Chatfield Hollow State Park is one of those places. After many weeks of dealing with one of the toughest winter seasons that I can remember, I managed to break free and get outdoors to take pictures on a rare "semi-warm" day in March. There was still LOTS of snow everywhere but my goal was to find a location that was picturesque and I randomly chose this State Park. It was everything I could have asked for.
It was my very first time visiting this park and many other people had the same idea. Walking through the trails, I eventually came upon this beautiful little stream. In my attempt to find the perfect sweet spot vantage point, I stepped into snow that was over 3ft deep! Fortunately for me, I am 6'3" but my height could not help the fact that cold snow had found its way into my boots! Brrrrr! I quickly took a photo and made a hasty retreat! It was such a peaceful day and I think the photo captures that mood.
Equipment and Settings
1/250 sec at f6.3, ISO 200
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 17mm