wanting to capture the portland headlight during a snow storm led me to my first time photographing a subject in really nasty weather. i was not well prepared. lessons learned; bring warmer clothes, bring a thermos of coffee, double check and make sure your tripod is working, bring a cover for your camera, bring lens cleaner and lastly....wear shoes meant for walking on the ice. falling and busting your knee two steps out of your car makes for an awful time. all that being said, i was happy with the final pics. hopefully i'll have another chance to capture this icon again this winter season.