Photographer's Note

Finally the weather is nice again and my flu is long gone so we took a walk on the ice yesterday. For two monts the ice has been snowcovered just enough to stop skating and spark-riding.

Our lake is as most Swedish lakes and rivers part of a system of dams for production of electricity. During the winter the waterlevel sinks as the "rainfall" is stored in snow instead of adding to the lakes. Our lake normally sinks 2 - 3 meters during the winter and then rises quickly as the snow melts.

Our lake is also not very deep and the bottom is covered with boulders and rock and some more boulders so when the water sinks the ice surface gets bumpy. And when the ice gets too heavy on the boulders those will come punching through the ice like this.

You can see how the first raw crack surface of the ice has been smoothed by the warm sunlight on that reflecting surface.

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Additional Photos by Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 732 N: 1910] (9625)
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