Another from that gorgeous sunset behind the wind farm at Buffalo Ridge (near Lake Benton, MN).
KK and I got off US 75 on Norwegian Creek Road, which is what's heading off in front of us here. The GPS, which was a bit confused about our little photo detour, actually suggested we continue down this gravel road and wander the backroads for a while. After breaching a few snow drifts across the road, we decided this wasn't such a great idea in extremely cold weather with night fast coming on. We turned around and made it back to the blacktop safe and sound, and remained on more substantial roads the remainder of the journey.
I've often struggled with different ways of pulling out the useful information in both strong highlights and deep shadows, but somehow in all these photos I'd never learned (or just figured out) about multi-RAW processing. Well, now I'm learning, and we're all gonna pay the price. Tonight, the first installment!
The color is a little richer if you view this in a context that respects color profiles. Everyone who's not in such a context will just have to take my word for it :-).