Picture, if you will, an average guy or gal sitting here, holding a piece of white board with a message written on it. What would it say? Something like this... "It's too damn cold to be sitting here having my photograph taken!" ...and they'd be right.
This shot was taken at a park in Des Moines called Water Works. It's along the Raccoon River and is where the Des Moines water treatment plant is located. On a nice day there probably would have been someone sitting here reading a book or just taking in the sun. Not this day, though. When I shot this the temperature was hovering at about 0 degrees (fahrenheit) with a wind chill of about -22 and I was the only fool, errr, person in sight. After a fairly mild December, we're finally having a bit of "normal" Iowa winter weather. I don't normally mind the cold, unless the wind is blowing and the wind chill is at -22 degrees. Then it sucketh, royally. :)
Canon 20D - Sigma 70-300 APO DG - 100iso - shot at 100mm - 1/400th @ f/8