Thursday, February 14, 2019

Frozen Splendour

Yesterday I left off with one Ice Hog shot. Two of them appear in this shot with Winterlude visitors.


I returned my attention to ice carvers at work and the tools at hand. I'll be showing the finished works, in day and at night, before we're through.

42 comments:

  1. ...you folk in Ottawa are a hardy bunch!

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  2. The ice sculptures are taking shape!

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  3. This set of images is making me feel might cold.

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  4. They can do very beautiful things from ice!
    I told you ... this people really love the ice ....

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  5. Ice has never looked so beautiful. The Ice Hogs remind me of a friend, a marine biologist, who got a job working at SeaWorld one summer because it looked good on the CV. She failed to mention that she spent most of that time dressed in a Sammy The Seal costume meeting young visitors!

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  6. São uns verdadeiros artistas, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  7. Hello, I like the cute costumes. I am amazed at the ice sculptures and talented people. Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day, have a great weekend ahead.

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  8. I'll have to check with my daughter to see if shenplans to take this in.

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  9. Again, that delicate work! Amazing.

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  10. Such delicate designs in ice. I look forward to seeing the finished products. That one block with the hands coming out of it looks... odd. :-)

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  11. Great serie. Especially that fine work is fascinating.

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  12. @Tom: at least most of us.

    @Nancy: and it's a great shape.

    @Joan: that's the idea.

    @Ella: I certainly love it.

    @John: that doesn't surprise me.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marianne: very cold!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @David: she should.

    @Marie: it is indeed.

    @DJan: it's still a work in progress at the time I took these.

    @Jan: I agree.

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  13. Divine shots ~ lovely!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. I guess they are used to the cold!

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  15. It's fascinating to see the process. How do your fingers manage the cold?!

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  16. These guys have many tools for the trade and know how to use them.

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  17. Glad to see that some of the detail work is done separately and then added! Can't wait to see finished ones!

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  18. Really enjoying the details William ✨

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  19. @Shammickite: very cold!

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Sharon: quite so!

    @Lois: they would be.

    @Jeanie: for the most part they keep their gloves on.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Barbara: that's yet to come!

    @Grace: and I'm enjoying showing it.

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  20. They do an amazing job. Nice to admire.

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  21. I appreciate the photos you chose to capture. It is good to see artists at work.

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  22. I always look forward to your ice-sculptures. That first one is amazing! Do you wear hand warmers in that weather up there? I don't suppose the sculptors can ;)

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  23. It must be such a brittle material to work with!

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  24. Must be great to see the artists create these pieces.

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  25. An apt title for these photos. Tweeted.

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  26. @Italiafinlandia: I agree.

    @Maywyn: that it is.

    @Denise: they can probably put them into their mitts. A good set of those stays warm for hours on end. I've occasionally used them.

    @RedPat: it is a medium unforgiving of mistakes.

    @Cloudia: it certainly is.

    @Bill: yes, that it is.

    @Mari: I thought it fitting.

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  27. I believe I could spend hours watching them.

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  28. I would enjoy watching the artists work too. Fabulous.

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  29. They sure work themselves warm there! Looking forward to the finished artwork!

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  30. I'm wondering if there are any female ice artists. I'm also wondering why anyone, male or female, would put themselves through that agonizingly icy experience! ;^{>

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  31. That looks like a lot of work and no doubt plenty of pressure to get ready in time.

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  32. @Catarina: I enjoy seeing them at work.

    @Happyone: it's quite something to see.

    @MB: amazing indeed!

    @Iris: that they do.

    @Catalyst: most artists I've seen are guys, but I believe one of the snow carvers this year was a woman, at least from the name.

    @Kay: very much so!

    @Aritha: that they are.

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  33. SO impressive what they can do with ice!

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  34. It really is a wonderful festival!

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  35. It is fascinating seeing the ice sculptures taking shape, amazing work.

    All the best Jan

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