Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Artistic Wonder

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for March 1st is Black And White In Colour.

Here we have the first of the ice sculptures, starting with some of the set done by pairs of carvers. In some cases I've photographed these twice, from different angles. Mermaids are a recurring theme with ice carvers most years, particularly curvaceous mermaids.

28 comments:

  1. These are brilliant, and I especially love the peacock!

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  2. Fantastic peacock. They not only show detail but detail in various ways. Ice carving is always fascinating.

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  3. The peacock is a real beauty. No room for error on those delicate feathers.
    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Absolutely stunning artworks William, beautifully shown here, merci beaucoup.

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  5. @Linda: me too.

    @Red: they are works of art.

    @Tomas: indeed.

    @Marleen: it does stand out.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marianne: they are!

    @Janis: no room at all.

    @Grace: thank you!

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  6. These are beautiful and I once again admire those talented sculptors.

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  7. My Goodness----such beauty and talent.
    Happy Flag Day
    MB

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  8. I can hardly believe my eyes. The detail is really something.

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  9. they need lighting behind them ... like a light show ... so cool!! i bet little kids have a ball ... adults too!! ( ;

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  10. I can't decide which one I like best!

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  11. I think the third one is my favorite.

    I can't believe I've been caught up on blogs two days in a row!

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  12. I can't pick a favorite, they are all beautiful. Some of them look so fine that they remind me of glass. Excellent photography, William!

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  13. @Denise: I do too.

    @Sharon: it is!

    @MB: thanks!

    @Lauren: and so short lived.

    @Beth: I still have to photograph in the evening, which I want to do on Saturday evening, Sunday evening at the latest.

    @RedPat: it's a tough choice!

    @Norma: good for you!

    @Bill: they do have that glass sensibility to them.

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  14. What artistry! I love the peacock.

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  15. That peacock is a whole other dimension!

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  16. These are still my favorites of all your blogs. The peacock is a fantastic piece.

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  17. I always admire ice sculptures and even the more so because their beauty is rather short lived in the long run.

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  18. These are just unbelievable, William. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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  19. Wow, it continues to amaze me how people can create such things!

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  20. Mermaids aside, I love the motion and detail in the surfer piece. And the peacock is amazing, too. (Black and white in color???)

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  21. They are so precise and detailed. I'd rather just sketch, myself. :-) Indoors.

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