The Frozen Lake
While driving through Cantwell, Alaska I came across this rare scene. The snow had been blown off a lake uncovering the clear, reflective surface of the ice. It was the reflection of the mountain that caught my eye. I hiked down through the knee deep snow, struggling through thick brush leading to a branch in the nose. With a nosebleed, more irritating due to the constant blood flow, I cautiously approached looking to see the depth of the ice. I carefully shifted my weight onto the slick surface. With one hand holding my nose, and the other my camera and tripod, I shuffled across the ice towards several large cracks which led my eyes into the scene. I was very happy when I took the shot with only a few minutes of sunlight left. I did learn that a nosebleed in cold temperatures can make a mess when it freezes to your face.
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