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Ice Sculptures
Posted By: daacon, 01-27-2008, 10:23 AM

Well here they are. As mentioned in another thread I am not so happy with the way they turned out. Next year I will try the same at nighttime (all the sculptures have external lights shining on them for night viewing). There were not that many , but the detail in most of them were outstanding.

The Ice Maze (a favorite for the Kids)
Tamron 18-250, ISO 100, f6.7, 1/125, 18mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2223553456_bf1b470df0_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

The Angel
Tamron 18-250, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/125, 18mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2241/2222761001_96737b703e_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

The Mosquito and Buggs
Tamron 18-250, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/125, 18mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2026/2223554736_37f026e73e_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

And for my Aussie friends the Canadian Kangaroo
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/2222760355_150d8b0236_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]
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01-27-2008, 05:27 PM   #16
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Nice series Dave. It would be interesting to see the effect at night as you say, but nice captures of a difficult subject as Heinrich said.
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Thanks Paul -Night will have to be next year unless I can find another one as there are suppose to be 'destroyed tonight' in a ceremony - however the weather is frightfull so I may have another chance. When you get over here these are winter activites that keep us sane !

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Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha...I really cracked up when I read this!
Great subjects for photography though, very cool.
Thanks Formula - 'cool' is a good choice of words!

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Nice shots Dave and some nice sculptures too. I used to do a fair bit of it back when I was a professional chef. The ice is made from boiled water and then tempered so it doesnt get too brittle. Ice carving is fun but it's also cold and wet! Not sure my hands would hold up so well now 15 years later. The chisels are mostly modified ice picks, sorta like forks with icepick tines. But as you said chainsaws and some grinder are used too. A Mototool is indesepensible for small detail. Just be careful to dry it out carefully afterwards!

NaCl(reminds me of Chef School)H2O
Thanks for the info Salty - when I heard it was imported I wondered wft ? Not cold enough here ? It's cool you use to do that - I have no talent - might be able to do the chainsaw bit ... even then - do you have any pics of ones you created ?

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Thanks for the info Salty - when I heard it was imported I wondered wft ? Not cold enough here ? It's cool you use to do that - I have no talent - might be able to do the chainsaw bit ... even then - do you have any pics of ones you created ?
It's specially made so that it doesn't have very many bubbles in it. The bubbles make it harder to carve as they tend make it more brittle and uneven. 'Sides it doesn't look as nice. I probably have some shots somewhere, but it was before I took up photography and it was a long while ago, I'm thinking more like 20 year instead of 15. Besides they were all the very standard swans, boats, the numeral 50 and the like. Nothing like what you have shot. But at Christmas at Chef school if it was cold enough we did Santa's Sleigh and the reindeer. With a pomegranate nose for Rudolf!

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