Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunlight, Ice, And Snow

Finishing up this series of the ice sculptures around the Colonel By fountain (more of Winterlude to come), I have this shot. I like it for the conditions of the light and shadow. It was a cold day, some sunlight, but also snow falling. The light hits the sculpture in just the right way.


  1. Yeah, it really plays with the light. Did you get up tight on it? Interesting macro possibilities. Enjoy your Sunday, W

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  2. Of course that fountain, with all those sculptures to its around it should be beautiful.


  3. what neat ice sculptures
    and I LOVE your banner VERY dramatic

  4. A touch of sunlight really brings out the details. There are some very nice textures in this sculpture.

  5. That is really cool! Look how it shines in the light! I also like how the fountain behind it looks like a tiered cake :^)

  6. The light shining through is really beautiful! It almost looks like glass.

  7. Beautiful image to end this series William.. It's a little sad that they will melt and be no more but perhaps this is an element that adds to their charm oui!

  8. Wow, it looks stunning in the sun light! How special to see sun light and snow falling at the same time.
    I've enjoyed this series a lot :-)

  9. fish was my guess also, this one is very abstract though, not my favourite.

  10. Really beautiful. I happen to like abstract art. ;)

  11. I enjoyed seeing all the ice sculptures!

  12. Hey William. It was a M. Night Shamalamanama movie.

  13. @Cloudia: no, I just went with standard framing from about six feet away. A zoom in for a macro shot would have been a good idea!

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Jen: thank you.

    @Elaine: this one stood up quite nicely. I expect it's one that was carved on the second weekend.

    @Tamera: I will definitely be photographing that fountain again in the summer. It's been awhile since I've done so.

    @Revrunner: very cold!

    @Halcyon: it does, yes.

    @Grace: their short life is part of the beauty of it all.

    @Country Gal: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Tex: that's what I think.

    @Gill: it does lean towards the abstract.

    @EG: for me it depends on the art.

    @Norma: well, I see a fish, in a Picasso sort of way.

    @Judy: there'll be more of them to come.

    @Whisk: ah, one of those!

  14. It isn't often we get sunshine and snow falling at the same time. I agree how the light and shadow hit this just perfectly. :)

  15. I love the effect of the light on the sculpture!

  16. If you hadn't said it was snowing, I wouldn't have noticed and now that I have, I'm mesmerised by the little flakes! I'm not too sure what this sculpture represents but I like it.

  17. I enlarged this one and it certainly showed the sparkle. Nicely done.

  18. @Linda: I was quite pleased by the way this one turned out- I was more worried about exposure to my hands from the cold, so I was trying to get the shots in quickly.

    @VP: so did I.

    @Ciel: I like that it's open to interpretation.

    @Red: thanks!

    @Marleen: so did I.

    @RedPat: thank you!

  19. You are right, William, light is very important for those ice sculptures. This shot is so good because of the darker fontain in the background, I think.

  20. I'd love to see these sculptures in person!

  21. You're right! The light makes it glow.

  22. Yes that backlighting. Really brings it to life.

  23. Yes, it is lovely. I'm glad you are the one there in that cold.

  24. @Jan: thanks!

    @Cheryl: despite the cold?

    @Linda: the conditions that day seemed to be changing by the minute. All of these shots around the fountain were done within a few minutes of each other.

    @Geoff: thanks!

    @Mari: it's a pleasure to be in the cold.

  25. I would have to agree with a coupke of others who commented that after seeing this fish it was a bit too far fetched for my preference. However, I did like the lighting which made it appear more like glass than ice.

  26. Great finale! I'd not have noticed that it was snowing if you hadn't mentioned it. The sun seems bright otherwise!

  27. A delightful series of ice sculptures, I have enjoyed them all. This one had some beautiful lines, patterns and textures and I loved the falling snow. Great photo and thank you for sharing all these beauties and the talent of the artists who made them.

  28. I just love the shadow! Very beautiful!

  29. I agree with Cloudia, it'd be fun doing macro, but I don't imagine they let you get that close!

  30. I haven't enjoyed this winter at all. But I have enjoyed going through your photos of the ice sculptures.

  31. @Beatrice: it does have that look.

    @Randy: it really is.

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Cassandra: so do I.

    @Jennifer: no, not really!

    @Shelly: perhaps.

    @Hamilton: and I enjoy showing them.