Mississippi River, Finleys Landing, Iowa

I made a short trip to the big river yesterday morning. It was actually not very promising with a uniform gray sky hanging over this part of eastern Iowa. To my surprise the Mississippi was almost completely covered with ice. Not unusual for December but it has been way too warm for this time of the year lately and we had only very little snow so far. 

This is a view across the river, shot with the Sigma 150 / f2.8 and the 1.4x Teleconverter attached. This combination makes it a 210 mm focal length on the Nikon D750. I thought the compressed view works good to make the ice on the river my subject. It keeps most of the gray sky out of the frame without giving up on the mood of the scene.

I know, it’s not the most flattering photo but it tells another one of my little Mississippi River stories.