It was around 3am on a really cold February day when I decided to drive out to Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee to get some photos. I had never been out that way before and being that I was going to be arriving in the dark it made for a very difficult plan to find a location to shoot the sunrise. I had the nerves I used to get before competitive sports when I was younger, an excitement, but also a worry that I would drive 3+ hours and not be able to shoot anything.
When I arrived at the lake I found a small campground that I drove into and parked to stretch my legs. When I got out of my car it was about 10-15 degrees colder than at home, maybe even more. I could barely see the lake but there were a few lights on poles to light up the campground so I could see the areas where the cypress trees were mostly situated. Another shock was that the lake was completely frozen over.
The sun had just begun its ascent and that thing happened where suddenly I was in the game. I started shooting around me in every configuration I could think of.