This week I had an assignment in the northern part of the Netherlands. The temperature was below zero, far below zero. So I decided to drive across the long dike through former sea and take some shots of the frozen inner sea, the IJsselmeer. While the wind blasted frozen particles on my head I tried to set up my tripod and mount my camera. Coming out of a warm car this was very tough on my hands and face. No gloves, because I needed my hand to push the button on the camera. The atmosphere was artic. Shades of grey and a little blue filled my sensor. Today I put it through Lightroom and discovered the hypnotic quality of this image. You can almost hear the wind blasting or maybe even a smothered crack of the ice.