... once it became difficult to depress the shutter button on my camera. I went out yesterday to take some pictures at a local park, since the lake's now frozen over. I took a bunch of pictures this summer & wanted to go in winter for contrast. In the process, I learned that my current pair of gloves is completely useless (why did I buy fleece gloves? How was that a good idea?!). With wind chill, it was -10F. Pretty cold. I feel like I could take or leave this picture. I like it, but I don't look at it and think, "wow!" Leaf on lake ice (I love how the ice looks black). I'm going to have to work on that leaf a little more. I was playing around with it in GIMP yesterday to add more color/contrast, but the outline of the leaf just wasn't right. I would like to play with it a little more, both to improve my GIMP skills as well as this picture: those were my favorites. Here are a couple of others that didn't turn out as well. Blown-out areas on bridge Another perspective on the bridge. I usually try to stay away from "subject in the middle" type pictures (as well as vertical pictures of horizontal objects), but I think that approach might have actually worked for this one. C&C absolutely definitely welcome.