This photo was taken during the cold month of February of 2016.I love how Lake Erie freezes over during the winter months . I prepare for my journey out on the ice by bundling up with layers of clothing and some warm boots . Also purchased a pair of gloves good for- 30 below zero . It can get down right cold out on frozen Lake Erie. Wind chill gets down to - 40 below. I love when the sun starts to set . The sun give the ice and snow this shimmering glow that makes for a surreal image. Before setting out ,I set up my Nikon D200 camera with my shutter release cable attached and keep the camera in my bag until I'am ready to mount to the tripod . The snow blows hard at times .This will freeze up the lens body really quick ,making it hard to move. I used a Nikon 24-70 mm lens set at 26 mm f14 at 1/20 second. I touched up the photo in lightroom 3 with HDR pro to improve the texture.