This view of Mt. Monadnock can be seen from Rt. 12 in Fitzwilliam, NH. There are extensive wetlands, where Scott Brook drainage comes through.
It was really cold both days I went out to the location - the water had frozen around the edges - but the sky was clear and the afternoon light was great. That stump in the foreground was actually further over to the right, out of the picture where I was standing, but it had such a nice shape, I moved it into this view for balance.
I watched the late shadows creep along and begin to cover the wetlands. I don't think they reached quite as far as I've depicted them, but it made a better statement I think to have the foreground all in shadow, putting emphasis on the wonderful warm colors of the swamp grasses and red berry bushes in the late day light.