Stepping into the cold: Flickr photo of the day

Michael Clemmer
CompassMarch 21, 2013

When photographer Boggs Dichoson went out to take pictures of the ice near his home in Labrador City, in northeastern Canada, he surely asked himself: “How old is that crack?” He stood his ground long enough to make good use of the 10 mm lens mounted on his Canon EOS 450D and put the viewer in the middle of a frigid expanse.

An iron-ore mining town founded in the 1960s, Labrador City, located in Newfoundland & Labrador, averages below freezing temperatures from November through March. This image was made in the middle of November, before the local waters freeze solid.

(Clean those sensors, folks. It’s important.)

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