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The past several posts have focused around looking down into the ice, and the dark lake below.  I thought it was time to look around again, at the world atop the ice.  While exploring the ice fishing holes, I also captured a few shots of the ice fishermen themselves, and the little communities that spring up around the more popular spots.

There’s a sort of festival, carnival feel to these communities.  Tent-style shanties anchor some of the hole clusters, nearly everyone has a sled to haul their gear, and the dress is a mixture of well-insulated camouflage and hunter orange gear.  Some folks bring chairs and I have to imagine that somewhere, out of sight of passing park rangers, there’s a few cans of beer.
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Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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