Winter chills my soul in subtle shades of blue. The breeze the birds, the gentle rustle of leaves all absent. Only stillness remains.
Dawn on a chilly February morning seemed like a good enough time to jump into a lake.
With high hopes that our hip waders wouldn't fail us, and a fresh set of batteries in my camera remote, we embarked on a semi-submerged journey into enchanted stillness. My model, Allie showed her patience and bravery by standing perfectly still in freezing water up to her waist for nearly twenty minutes. She's my hero.
I had two regrets for this session. First, that sweater I was wearing with the horizontal stripes. What was I thinking? Second, the five yards of silky scarlet fabric I bought to flow on top of the water sunk like a brick and even attaching empty water bottles as floaters didn't help much.
This image reminds me of my love for July and how much I'd rather be complaining about the heat and humidity of the South.