I find snow difficult to photograph. If its in the shade it will pick up a color cast easily showing blue or worse magenta. There's nothing wrong with purple snow I suppose, but its not what I see when I'm there in person. Brighter areas will white out, i.e. highlights will burn and not have any detail. I picked this view because it has a flow, not just in the stream's movement, but there's also a flow of light that is luminescent from the darker woods to snow covered rocks. In the distance some light as the stream breaks into the sun.
The image of the Housatonic River is actually a stitched panorama of five images. The same for the Boardman Bridge. Each of these carries an interesting story. The pink house next to the red barn is a spite house, a house built to express anger, frustration, a monument to anger or pain. It was built by Jon Poll, who's daughter or adopted charge, was taken by the state when it was found he wasn't her father. There's more to the story.
The Boardman Bridge was built by the Berlin Iron Works of Berlin, Connecticut in 1888. It was closed and I'm not sure its fate. It needs repair but would serve as an excellent walking and bicycle bridge to trails that run north up the east side of the river.
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