Thursday, April 14, 2022

Cold Works

 In 2019, the main ice sculptures were moved out to the Byward Market area, and I stopped by one evening during Winterlude and caught carvers putting the finishing touches on their works.


Of course the Ice Hogs were available for photo ops.


Today I leave off with these.

28 comments:

  1. This is a really nice insight into the work of the ice carvers, William.

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  2. Debe ser muy interesante verlos trabajar, en pleno proceso de su creación.

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  3. Great captures of the artists at work, the ice sculptures are amazing.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  4. That would be a great location.

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  5. I guess carving at night when the temperature is at its lowest, and there is no danger if the sun's rays softening the surface is the most efficient time of all.

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  6. It must be a fun challenge to take pics like that! Though... 13C make me happy ;-) It´s a beginning...

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  7. ...cold and beautiful work.

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  8. Oh my...that first one...how do people do these impossible things?

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  9. Amazing how those curls are carved in the first sculpture.

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  10. I hope you are doing well. I had an anxiety attack Tuesday. No fun.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  11. I wish I could see the sculptors at work. They are amazing.

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  12. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Eileen: they are.

    @Anvilcloud: it was good.

    @David: that first weekend they might be carving fifteen hours a day.

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  13. @Iris: I miss the winter.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Sandi: practice.

    @Marie: they are artists.

    @Jennifer: I am well.

    @Nancy: I agree.

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  14. All these are beautifully captured.

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  15. Wow, that sculpture in the first photo is amazing.

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  16. More gorgeous ice sculptures ~

    Wishing you love and laughter in all your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. It's nice when you can see the carvers at work.

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  18. Seeing the sculptures with the artists really gives a wonderful sense of scale I hadn't always picked up before.

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  19. Que maravilla, precioso reportaje. Saludos desde el norte de España.

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  20. @RedPat: me too.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Sharon: thank you.

    @Carol: that they are.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Jeanie: true!

    @German: thanks.

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  21. These people are wizards at their craft. So impressive.

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  22. Lovely to see the carvers at work, the sculptures are works of beautiful art.

    All the best Jan

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