Monday, February 23, 2015

Ready For Your Closeup?

Aside from the large and small ice sculptures through Confederation Park set up for Winterlude, there are a number of sculptures set up for photo ops. This is one such example, where a person can stand behind with their face at the gap for photos. This year I didn't catch anyone posing, but I did want to photograph one of these sculptures. The sculpture in the background at the right is one I missed photographing, a statue of Alice In Wonderland, erected on behalf of the National Arts Centre.

A reminder to City Daily Photo bloggers: the theme for March 1st is Aging.


  1. Very cool. It reminds me of the wooden ones that were found at amusements parks when I was a little girl...they depicted clowns and a host of other things and people, young and old, would pose with their head in them.

  2. Aw you shoulda got someone to take a pic of YOU there for us!

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  3. You have a very nice collection of statues in that park.


  4. Would have been hard to achieve a selfie with this. :-)

  5. Here you need an icy face ! :)

  6. I can see where this would be fun with a face included.

  7. I agree with Cloudia - I wanna see a picture with you posing there :)

  8. Too bad you didn't get a person there. I love these funny photo ops. :)

  9. @Linda: that's what it reminded me of as well.

    @Cloudia: alas, it was not to be!

    @Jen: thanks!

    @Tomas: indeed.

    @Gill: they do tend to be popular.

    @Revrunner: you would have needed a long selfie stick.

    @Karl: the icier the better.

    @Birdman: I'll find a link for last year's post that had one, and add it into this post later, or perhaps into tomorrow's post.

    @Aimee: I will have to do so next year!

    @Jennifer: I thought so.

    @Halcyon: I'll definitely add a link in for last year's post when I did get one in. I'll decide on today or tomorrow a little later in the morning.

  10. That idea is used in manto pay to stes and I think half of them you have to pay to stick your head in and get your photo taken. Nice touch with ice sculpture.

    1. I see there are some skips in my comment. I'm going to have to be a little more careful with my fact, a lot more careful.

  11. Great idea! What a shame there's no way to do a selfie from about twenty feet!

  12. Here I thought the sculptor lost his head. :)

  13. Oh that's a fun idea!
    Before reading, I thought the head fell off... :-)

  14. @Whisk: thanks!

    @Tex: these things do open up interaction.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Red: I've been used to seeing these growing up at county fairs.

    @Cheryl: quite a shame, but it still makes for a good photo subject.

    @Anita: not in this case!

    @Tamago: that would not have suited this well!

  15. Too bad you couldn't get a kid to stand in there for you.
    I didn't make it to Icefest yesterday - too little time. ;-(

  16. A curious photo op: I wouldn't have imagined something like this made of ice!

  17. Now I get it. Took me a while to connect the dots but your explanation filled them in. I would have liked a photo with me filling in the head.

  18. That's a very clever idea for an ice sculpture. I would have been tempted to set a timer on the camera (if I had the equipment and know-how) or mess with it in Photoshop later. ;)

  19. Excellent though your cheeks would be freezing!

  20. To bad you didn't get someone to take your photo in place of the ice head ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  21. Makes me think of the way foreign tourists are photographed behind wooden figures of traditional costumes in Dutch fishing towns as Volendam in the Netherlands ... :-)

  22. you need take a selfie? How long would the sculpture last?

  23. Well...I'll imagine you poking out your smiling face in this one. Too bad you didn't as it would probably help you weather summer.

  24. @RedPat: well, I have a link set for tomorrow's post with something from last year.

    @MB: very cool indeed.

    @VP: it makes for great photo ops.

    @Denise: I'll have to do it next year!

    @Mo: not this time.

    @Stefan: thanks!

    @EG: I certainly think so.

    @Hilary: I could have tried that.

    @Ciel: that's assuming my big head could fit in there.

    @Country Gal: thanks!

    @Jan: I've seen pics of that as well.

    @Marleen: it certainly is.

    @Ann: if the sculptures were left alone, they'd last well into the spring melt, but they get broken down by work crews after the festival has ended.

    @Kay: it would!

  25. Looks like somebody lost his head!

  26. Awesome! Even though the cold is getting to me, I'd love to see these ice sculptures for real. Also love your banner shot.

  27. I am enjoying these ice sculptures William. I wish I could see something like this in person one day!

  28. what a great idea! love it!! i want to see my brain there. i guess i would need a smaller head though. it would look monstrous. ( :

  29. Neat idea, you weren't tempted? A little chilly on the head though!

  30. Why don't you just Photoshop my face into that so I don't have to be cold.

  31. I love that one. You should have had someone take your photo in there.

  32. @Norma: definitely!

    @Annette: thanks!

    @Lois: it always helps to keep it in mind, but for a Floridian, this kind of weather might be traumatic!

    @Beth: mine's definitely a big head!

    @Geoff: I'm used to the cold!

    @Jack: hah!

    @Mari: I'll do so next year.

  33. Hey, what Cloudia said! You hardly ever get shots of yourself!

  34. So that's a definite for this time next year then William.. an ice sculpture self portrait.. looking forward to that :)

  35. these ice sculptures looks great.

  36. I imagine it's cold putting your face there.

  37. @Randy: definitely!

    @Joan: I think so!

    @Krisztina: I avoid doing so!

    @Grace: my selfies tend to be irreverent!

    @Feyza: thank you.

    @Orvokki: definitely.

    @Linda: it would be.

    @Cassandra: indeed.