Merrimac Ice

You never really know
your friends from your enemies
until the ice breaks

- Eskimo proverb
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This was one of those times when the “yoga for photographers” would have come in handy. For those of you not familiar with Wisconsin’s Merrimac Ferry, imagine a loading platform that sits about 4 feet above the water surface. Between the platform and the water, there is a single line of rocks… that’s where I took this shot. Laying on my side across the rocks, I got as close to the water / ice surface as I could.

People in the cars waiting to board the ferry were looking at me weird and I knew if the rocks moved, or I lost my balance, I was going to get wet. Had that happened, I probably would have laid there on the rocks until the cars left, then ran to the car in my wet clothes.

Freezing is better than embarrassment – another viewfinder life lesson.

This photo is currently featured in the Isthmus Daily Page Madison Snaps section.

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