Winter light
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January 23, 2014, Bloomfield Hills in the Detroit area. An overnight snowstorm has transformed the surroundings. I normally live by a lake, but today, it’s impossible to imagine its outline. The weather forecast predicts -20°C.

Decidedly, I’m going out! I need to see this up close… The cold is gripping, intrusive from the first breaths… the muffled crunch of snow under my feet, but the light is so intense, so captivating that I could swear I’m tipping into another reality. In fact, the sun is so low that it casts the shadow of the trees for tens of meters, forming intertwined stripes on the surface of the lake that seem unreal.

A magical moment captured in a small click!

Photo: Michigan, 2014