Went out for a walk on the ice on Lake George last winter.....enjoyed walking to the islands and taking pictures under the bright blue sky. This Kodak E200 was cross processed and brought out some amazing blues. The subzzero temperatures took their toll on my camera though, frame advance lever froze and broke off! Still haven't gotten it fixed.

cross-process frozen fx-3 ice lake self-timer yashica
Yashica FX-3
Kodak Ektachrome E200
Lake George, NY
United States
The Frozen North


  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    When in frigid circumstances, keep the camera inside your coat and warm until ready to shoot, take the photo, then back inside your coat. Also, this is where old Soviet cameras excel. Find a FED 2 or a Zorki 6. These are the most reliable Soviets.

  2. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Also, don't forget the dangers of treading on thin ice!!!

  3. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    For a closeby store with old Soviet cameras... www.fedka.com/catalog/ Enjoy.

  4. nerpman
    nerpman ·

    Thanks for the advice, I'll have to check out those cameras. I recently ordered a Rollei 35 and it should be here in a few days, that's also something that can fit right in a pocket and is built pretty solidly. Most people in New York think of Lake George as a summertime vacation spot, but I like it even better in the winter! The tourist crowds are gone, and the ice becomes so thick people drive cars onto it. I came upon some holes drilled for ice fishing, and I couldn't even reach the bottom of the ice shelf when I stretched my arm down into the water.

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