Sunday, February 18, 2018

Artistry In Ice

Today I am starting with the finished pairs ice sculptures, sheltered here in Confederation Park, bringing together teams of carvers from around the world. I have more of them tomorrow, and plan on finishing the Winterlude series with my views of them lit up at night.

23 comments:

  1. ...William, they are beautiful, but they make me cold!

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  2. It's the intricacy, I think, that I find most impressive. It must be very cold to keep these sculptures in good shape.

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  3. Absolutely fabulous! All beautifully carved, really like the dragon with wings spread.

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  4. That third photo, incredible carving!

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  5. I would have a difficult time picking a favorite.

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  6. i like the 1st one .. he is very detailed .. his hat, outfit and facial hairs ... so cool. that 1 kind of looks like the Game of Thrones character, the ice walker ... can only get so close though. nice!! ( ;

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  7. @Tom: that is the idea.

    @Lowell: the cold helps, but the shelters also keep them shielded from sunlight.

    @Grace: that dragon was the first placer by the judges.

    @Marie: it is indeed.

    @Janey: they were well done.

    @Beth: that.would be old man winter.

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  8. All very delicate and detailed.

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  9. Not being a big fan of cold, I am so impressed with the detail these folks can work with ice!

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  10. So creative and great photos too!

    Happy Week a head to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. I'm looking forward to the night shots!

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  12. Creative and amazing! My favorite is the sixth photo.

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  13. @Red: the carvers are gifted!

    @Jeanie: they end up doing beautiful work.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @RedPat: I still have to prep them, but they're coming.

    @Sharon: it's been quite an event. It ends tomorrow.

    @Bill: thanks!

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  14. They have amazing intricacy. I picture the sculptors working in shifts; one thaws his/her hands while the other works...

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    1. I have seen them work in tandem. A lot of the time they're able to use gloves as they work.

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  15. So creative! So much work! I wish I could see them!

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  16. As much as I hate winter, I always love seeing your Winterlude posts!

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