At sunset on a prairie lake the ice picks up some wonderful colours. Fuji X10 7mm at f/3.6 1/500 ISO 200
Away on the horizon there is a thin, almost insignificant line. A demarcation zone, a transition only; not a place to go but a place to travel through. Being alone on the ice with the giant bowl of heaven all above the idea of a terrestrial life fades into a the background for a moment and that line of trees in the the distance is only a border between ice and sky.
I had just spent a couple of afternoon hours on the lake photographing the snow and ice and I was rewarded with a wonderful prairie sunset. It was quite far north so sunset happened at 4:30. As it began the colours of the snow and ice faded from white to yellow to blue to this wonderful purple and I knew that the foreground needed to be the focus of the photo so I put the horizon near the top third and underexposed by one stop to emphasize the colours. I did punch up the saturation a little in Aperture afterwards.