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unlike this year we had a lot of snow in Netherlands last winter. Very unusual for the Lowlands, which most often remain snow-free for the duration of whole winter.

As the winter days are short it is not easy to find some time for shooting between sunrise/sunset and normal daytime job. For me it normally means taking the chances close to home or the office. This picture is taken close to the office, in the area of Kromme Rijn, near Bunnik. This is the northernmost branch of the great Rhine river, which in Roman times was actually its biggest distributary and hence this was the famous Limes Germanicus where the light of civilization faded and barbarian hordes begun ;)

Nowadays Kromme Rijn is just a small stream and looks anything but the real Rhine.

On the side note: while I normally do enjoy saturated colours and add some punch to my photos (less than what some might think) this one is actually quite spot on. The combination of warm exploding sky and cold snow in shadow is more than sufficient.

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