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.

52 comments:

  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.

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


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

    Tomás.

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

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

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

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

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  8. @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.

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  9. 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.

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

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

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

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  13. @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!

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  14. 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. ;-(

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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. ;)

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  18. Excellent though your cheeks would be freezing!

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

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  20. 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 ... :-)

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

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  22. 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.

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  23. @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!

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

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

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  26. 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. ( :

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

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

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

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  30. @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.

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

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

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

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