Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shimmering Sculptures And Light

A comment about yesterday's post reminded me of this mermaid song by the Newfoundland band Great Big Sea. If you ever get a chance to see them in concert, believe me, they're an amazing live act. Seeing these ice sculptures at night, lit up, is dramatically different from daytime.

The lighting also extends to the sculptures surrounding the Colonel By fountain.

As well as this Mexican sculpture I showed you some days ago.


  1. I love the colors in the Mexican statue. And the detail of the alligator is pretty fantastic too!

  2. It really is fabulous at night, the Eiffel Tower has been known to be pink :-) and the Mexican one is striking!

  3. The ice sculptures look magical lit up after dark William..

  4. Jane: The wolf appears to be howling in moonlight. Wonderful. The Mermaid song made me laugh!

  5. Halcyon: I think so too.

    Ciel: I have seen pics of the tower in pink.

    Grace: they do.

    Cindy: thanks!

    Jane: the band really has a wicked sense of humour.

    Luis: that would seem to be the consensus.

    Tanya: the attention to detail really works wonders.

  6. That last one has many lines in it to catch the light in different ways.

  7. Ooh la la, I see the Eiffel Tower! Everything takes on a magical look at night - love the night takes on that wolf and crocodile.

  8. Photography is all about light. I guess the same could be said for ice sculptures! Nicely done!

  9. I have thoroughly enjoyed your photos of the ice sculptures, both in day time and at night. Great photos! Also, I love your header photo. It would be fun to skate on the river. Loved seeing all those people enjoying themselves.

  10. @Sharon: and it refracts the light so well.

    @LondonLulu: that wolf actually stood up quite well, throughout the entire festival, even in the sunlight.

    @Norma: they add a whole different look to everything.

    @Lowell: thank you.

    @Denise: and the ice is still good for skating today.

    @RedPat: it's a very distinctive looking sculpture.

  11. Yes, with the colored light, all the sculptures looks much, much better.

  12. They look like something out of a futuristic sci fi film!

  13. They are all just wonderful. I think I like them better with the lighting, especially the choice of colors.

  14. Fun photos.

    BTW, I love the banner photo with the skaters on the canal.

  15. Love those colorful ice sculptures. But I also have to say I LOVE your new header photo. Please keep it. It's so Ottawa!

  16. Must be wonderful to walk there between those coloured ice sculptures. Your first shot is my favourite today because of the visible details.

  17. @Inna: I like them by night.

    @Cheryl: they do!

    @Lois: thanks!

    @Jack: thank you.

    @Annette: I change headers by the season, so within four weeks, this year's winter header will give way to something more springlike.

    @Jan: thanks!