Honeoye Lake Ice Fishing / by Rugile Kaladyte

In search of low-key light portraits for my Working On Location class, I decided to try my luck finding ice fishermen on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, on Honeoye Lake, N.Y.

In search of low-key light portraits for my Working On Location class, I decided to try my luck finding ice fishermen on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, on Honeoye Lake, N.Y.

Terrance Snyder, 14, (left) and Chuck O'Donnell, 27, (right), who have been out since 5AM, drill holes into the 12in. thick ice.

Terrance Snyder, 14, (left) and Chuck O'Donnell, 27, (right), who have been out since 5AM, drill holes into the 12in. thick ice.

"It's an expensive hobby, but it's worth it," said O'Donnell.

"It's an expensive hobby, but it's worth it," said O'Donnell.

O'Donnell cut his hand with a knife the day before and made a trip to the hospital. With four stitches, he prepares the hook. "My hand is yellow from all the iodine they put on," said O'Donnell.

O'Donnell cut his hand with a knife the day before and made a trip to the hospital. With four stitches, he prepares the hook. "My hand is yellow from all the iodine they put on," said O'Donnell.

While Snyder checks the minnows, O'Donnell sets a tip-up for the hole. If a fish takes the bait, the attached flag drops.

While Snyder checks the minnows, O'Donnell sets a tip-up for the hole. If a fish takes the bait, the attached flag drops.

With a lantern and heater inside their tent, Snyder and O'Donnell settle in and fish. "The tent protects us from the wind. You would otherwise feel the cold when it's blowing 35mph," said O'Donnell.

With a lantern and heater inside their tent, Snyder and O'Donnell settle in and fish. "The tent protects us from the wind. You would otherwise feel the cold when it's blowing 35mph," said O'Donnell.