At first glance this might look like a bunch of plate ice floating in the water in the foreground of this photo. In reality, the plate ice is actually completely frozen in place by the surrounding ice. I think this ice was probably thick enough to walk on, but I chose to play it safe and photograph it from the more secure shoreline ice that builds up on the beach. As I photographed this scene the ice out on the lake was groaning and heaving, so it was probably wise to stay where I did! This was photographed last night at sunset.