I have hiked along Franconia and Garfield Ridge many times over the years, and always come up with new compositions depending on the weather, foliage, or in this case snow conditions. The first major snow storm to hit the mountains at the end of October provide a wet coating of ice and snow that was transformative in the alpine areas. I spent a little over 2 hours hiking back and forth on the ridge overlooking the Pemigewasset Wilderness and its high peaks, checking out different compositions with the lighting at the time. Wide and and tighter zoom shots. In these situations, I tend to shoot many compositions not knowing if there will be something better later in the day. Wide angle shots can often fail, unless there is a compelling foreground with the mountains so far away. This was one of my favorite finds, as the low angle late light was warm in comparison to the steel blue/grey clouds.