Before the snow and deep freeze hit, I was out photographing at the Nicholson Wildlife Refuge in Caledonia, Wisconsin. The unusual amounts of rain we had over the summer, and through the fall, really changed the landscape there. The water in this scene had been an old road grade which was part of the hiking trail in past years. This year it seems it is more of a canoe trail!
Since moving back to Wisconsin five years ago, I have watched certain areas turn into wetlands, and in the case I watched the existing wetland expand.
I am pleased with the way this image turned out, especially once I worked my contemporary Pictorialism magic on it.