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Thin Ice?
Photograph by Peter Essick

Lifelong Wisconsinite Gary Drohman enjoys a quiet day of ice fishing on Lake Monona near Madison. Though temperatures have changed little in Wisconsin over the past century, warmer, wetter winters projected for the state could significantly impact winter recreation—a vibrant part of the state's culture. "I can't notice any change based on climate," says the 63-year-old Drohman, a former high school physics teacher. Just to be safe, he has a foolproof method for determining whether the ice is thick enough to hold him: "You let some other idiot go out there first."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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