Probably the most dramatic conditions I've ever witnessed, at one of the most beautiful locations I know of.
The official temperature when this shot was taken was -9F. The amount of mist pouring off the water was unbelievable. On the drive down, you could see the sea smoke from miles away, as columns drifted probably 80 ft. in the air around Portland. When we arrived at Fort Williams Park, home of Portland Head Light, we were amazed to see large breakers rolling in from the recent storm, with mist coming from each one. What an incredible effect!
Photographers, this is an 8 image panorama. I framed each shot vertically to include the amount of sky and foreground I wanted, then panned from right to left to make this exposure. The light was very even and no filters or exposure bracketing was needed to capture the full range of lights and darks here. I tweaked this a little in Lightroom, but tried to keep it as natural as possible. My new favorite image? Possibly.