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.


39 comments:

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

    Tomás.

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

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

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  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 :^)

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

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  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!

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  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 :-)

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

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

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  11. I enjoyed seeing all the ice sculptures!

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

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  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!

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  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. :)

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  28. I just love the shadow! Very beautiful!

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

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

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