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Cover Story

Magic Lake Thawing

by Mike Wiley

While most of us were trying to flee the ice and cold, Rutger Kamphuis had a different idea. He decided that Magic Lake might be the perfect canvas for displaying the beauty of winter. By the time he and his camera eventually made their way to his chosen spot, he was delighted with the opportunity to capture this beautiful and unique shot of the lake.

In Kamphius’ own words, “It was already thawing with a +9oC temperature; I felt I had missed an opportunity. I was pleasantly surprised there was still ice. Due to the warm temperatures the top layer had already been melting, creating a layer of water on top of the ice, and creating a ...

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