14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Winter Morning

I passed this spot every single morning on my way to work. The way the sun came up and made the steam come off the water, I desperately wanted to capture that scene. The first available weekend I had I got up early and went to the spot. It was so cold. Not 10 minutes into shooting I couldn't feel my fingers - it was so worth it. That morning was so peaceful and calming and the pictures came out great. It was my first time to really experiment with long exposure and I was really pleased with the way they came out!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Murfreesboro , Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Sierra Hamilton