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Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 13 January 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Honourable mention - Armenia & Alberta

PENTAX K200D 1/350 second F/8.0 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I love this image, gret work and shot!

13 Jan 2012 6:02am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Great artists & light. Armenia ?? Wow ;)

13 Jan 2012 7:14am

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States


13 Jan 2012 7:33am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! Welcome back! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Stunning !

13 Jan 2012 7:35am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

pas facile de sculpter ainsi la glace

13 Jan 2012 7:48am

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A good work , I sid more than honorable mention ! Phil

13 Jan 2012 7:55am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! I will let you reevaluate once you have seen the winner! ;-)


amazing ice sculpture, I shall bring the drinks!

13 Jan 2012 8:45am

@DIMITRIOS: LOL....I like the way you think! Thank you very much Dimitrios! ;-))

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great work, Eric. Every day I became surprised

13 Jan 2012 9:26am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Veronique from Suisse/, France

magnifique !! quel talent

13 Jan 2012 9:32am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

magnific 5****

13 Jan 2012 9:52am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are most kind! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

13 Jan 2012 10:00am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe!!!! J'aime beaucoup!

13 Jan 2012 10:06am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - gorgeous like crystal! Beautiful clarity you capture here, Eric.

13 Jan 2012 11:11am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

Elora from Genoa, Italy

beautiful Eric! I love ice sculptures!!

13 Jan 2012 11:20am

@Elora: Thank you very much Elora! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

voilà donc un bout du resultat !!! joli travail !!

13 Jan 2012 11:55am

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)

tatar@y from France

Excellent ré toute beauté, sous cette magnifique lumière)
Belle journée Eric.

13 Jan 2012 12:22pm

@tatar@y: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

One word: Beautiful!
The late afternoon sun brings out the shine in these sculptures.
Well done Eric!

13 Jan 2012 12:40pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! Actually this is midday sun here! At this time of the year the sun never rises overhead; but rather just skirts the horizon! ;-)

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaa!! superbe cette photo! la lumière y est très belle!!!

13 Jan 2012 12:43pm

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

As the carousel of mine the other day ... Remember the picture Eric ?. Splendid Ice thrilling picture ... Best regards Eric! Adela

13 Jan 2012 1:13pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! Yes; but these horses seem to be a little bit tamer! ;-))

franz from Baden, Austria

these are truly works of art, though temporary ones only - thanks to fickle nature ...

13 Jan 2012 1:15pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! But then again it adds to the challenge! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful thing . great frame .

13 Jan 2012 1:27pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse sculpure de glac, supoerbe iamge et compo quelle transparence et brillance superbe compo.

bravo et amitié

13 Jan 2012 1:49pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful transparent carousel, love the pattern on the ice from being carved...beautiful light and shadows!

13 Jan 2012 1:59pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic sculpture.

13 Jan 2012 2:17pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you very much Ana! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A superb image of this fantastic and beautiful work.

13 Jan 2012 2:37pm

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice sculpture... the light is really gorgeous ! Have a wonderful weekend Eric :)

13 Jan 2012 3:03pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

One more of these fantastic "less than 35 hours" work of art. It is astonishing what they can achieve and so good to be able to see it here, almost on the other side of the globe.

13 Jan 2012 3:07pm

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I just love the way the light illuminates these sculptures - really very beautiful. Nice shot, Eric!

13 Jan 2012 3:16pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

gorgeous lighting, esp the shimmer of light on the snow and on the sculpture!

13 Jan 2012 3:24pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! So intricate and delicate looking! Plus the way you've photographed it is beautiful!

13 Jan 2012 3:50pm

@Tracy: Thank you very much Tracy! Yes, photographing ice is much more difficult than it looks! ;-)

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

You chose a great angle to make the sunlight help illuminate the sculpture so that is shows up so well. Fine shooting.

13 Jan 2012 3:58pm

@Slackwater Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Great artwork in ice. Wonderful composition and lovely light. Beautiful shot, Eric! :)

13 Jan 2012 4:41pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Elles sont toutes belles mais celle-ci est je crois ma préférée entre toutes

13 Jan 2012 4:49pm

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup Marie! Oui, il a reçu une mention honorable à cause de sa beauté incroyable! Les gagnants de cette compétition sont encore à venir! ;-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Super sculpture

13 Jan 2012 4:55pm

@Mirjam: Thank you very much Mirjam! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Amizing !....:-)

13 Jan 2012 4:56pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A lot of grace in this sculpture...very nice and well captured

13 Jan 2012 6:29pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light and a gorgeous ice sculpture!

13 Jan 2012 6:39pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderful light in this image Eric.:-)

13 Jan 2012 7:16pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Excellent shot Eric, it looks like Crystal
What a work that will have been!
Beautiful and peaceful shot.

13 Jan 2012 7:21pm

@Sien: Thank you very much Sien! ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

A shot of diamond!

13 Jan 2012 7:52pm

@Olivier: Thank you very much Olivier! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

This is fantastic!!!!!! Have a nice weekend Eric!

13 Jan 2012 8:22pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

J'aime beaucoup cette série Eric, une très belle lumière ajoute à la transparence de cette oeuvre !
Bon week end !

13 Jan 2012 9:02pm

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! Oui, ils sont comme des bijoux merveilleux! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

13 Jan 2012 9:57pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

janina from Melbourne, Australia

They look like chess pieces, knights and the queen. Shame the background is so messy and detracts from showing off these sculptures to their best, photographically! :OD

14 Jan 2012 1:32am

@janina: Thank you very much Janina! Yes, I agree; but you have to work with what you have available! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

How would it be to ride one of those glassy looking palfries?!

14 Jan 2012 7:23am

@Japanalia: guess would be that it would be very cold and wet! Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-))

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Beautiful, and your view lets us live a little fantasy with these carousel horses. Magical !~

14 Jan 2012 7:43am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful. Excellent work. Great light and lovely composition. Like it, Eric! :)

15 Jan 2012 3:41am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An elegant piece.

15 Jan 2012 4:15am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This may be my favorite so far.

15 Jan 2012 2:19pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Glad you liked it! ;-)

1/350 second
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)