The reflection of the log in the water first caught my eye -- the colors on this very chilly fall morning were what rooted me to this spot. Several ducks floated in and out of this little channel above Great Falls and I added a few to the scene.
My goal, based on looking at my recent work, was to paint without a horizon line. No vistas. Look at something close to me. I was only partly successful -- I ended up putting the water's edge not so far from where I've been placing my horizon line.