Normally the Mad River is impounded just downstream of this area, inundating the vista and concealing this beautiful meander. In this rare instance, however, the reservoir had been drawn down, revealing the Mad River's true appearance. Freshly-fallen snow covered up the muddy cobble left behind as the river shrank to its natural footprint. The bend in the Mad River seen here is actually so broad that I couldn't frame up its full breadth from this viewpoint, even with my super wide-angle 10-24mm lens. Instead, I took 11 individual photographs and merged them using Photoshop CS6.
With sunset fast approaching, the Mad River makes a broad, 180-degree bend as it snakes through the snowy woodlands of Wolcott, Connecticut.