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A Fairytale Hero Fights The Dragon

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 20 January 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

3rd Place Winner - Harbin China #1

PENTAX K200D 1/250 second F/6.7 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Dragon year beginins few days ago!! Another fantastic escenne Eric!!! Have a nice day!

20 Jan 2012 6:17am

@Lalena: Chinese new year this year begins on January 23rd! I have a special series to show then! Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un très beua dragon de glace une crachée et il fond super.
Bravo et amitié

20 Jan 2012 6:39am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

What may I say???? It's unbelievable... Do you know how much does it take to make a sculpture like this?

20 Jan 2012 7:12am

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! According to the competition rules it has to be completed in a maximum of 35 hours! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Not so easy to see but seems an impressive piece of work.

20 Jan 2012 7:24am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! Yes, the shadow created a very difficult lighting situation! ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This looks intricate and complicated....can't wait to see the 2nd and 1st place winners !! :-)

20 Jan 2012 7:39am

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! Just two more days to find out! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I imagine the worh to do that , nIce ! Phil

20 Jan 2012 8:09am

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

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

toujours aussi joli.

20 Jan 2012 8:21am

@Sylvie49 capture image: Merci beaucoup Sylvie! ;-)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Celle-ci est un peu moins facile à distinguer mais je crois deviner la raison de sa 3ème place car elle a l'air très bien réalisée.

20 Jan 2012 8:44am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup Evelyne! Oui, la lumière faite pour un défi plus difficile! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

They are superb !

20 Jan 2012 9:21am

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

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Joli! Un magnifique travail!

20 Jan 2012 9:39am

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

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

An epic battle frozen in time!

20 Jan 2012 10:12am

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

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful ice sculpture with amazing detail. Must take quite a while to complete such a sculpture. Beautifuly captured.

20 Jan 2012 10:18am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! Actually, according to the rules the must complete the sculputre within 35 hours! ;-)

tataray from france, France

De nombreux détails sur cet sculpture .
Excellent. Bonne journée.)

20 Jan 2012 11:03am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

It is not so easy to see the sculpture in this shot.

20 Jan 2012 11:39am

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! Yes, the lighting was very difficult! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Unfortunately the back side and the shadow doesn't allow watching many details of this great ice work, anyway I'm sure it is fantastic.
Have a nice day, Eric.

20 Jan 2012 11:59am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! Yes, the shadow did not make the shot as dynamic as it could have been! ;-)

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Wonderful scene beautifully captured and composed
Well done Eric, a great shot

20 Jan 2012 12:12pm

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

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wow! Cold creativity!

20 Jan 2012 12:19pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Superbe cette sculpture de glace, belle prise !

20 Jan 2012 12:27pm

@Laur: Merci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un combat fantastique immortalisé dans cette éphémère sculture d'hiver..superbe !

20 Jan 2012 12:37pm

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Wow, that is fantastic.

20 Jan 2012 1:55pm

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you very much Jypya! -)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Awesome ice sculpture. Wonderful capture Eric.

20 Jan 2012 2:04pm

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

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

un autentico lujo poder contemplar estas obras de arte en el frio hielo, haciendo unas composiciones muy creativas amigo Eric, excelente serie, saludos!!

20 Jan 2012 2:10pm

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro! Sí, definitivamente es un arte solitario y frío! Siempre me ha impresionado de estos artistas con mucho talento! Espero que estén disfrutando de la serie!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I don't know how they can get so much detail. Lovely.

20 Jan 2012 2:10pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, it is always a source of amazement! ;-)

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Très belle statue j'aime bien ta série de glace!!

20 Jan 2012 2:17pm

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine! Je suis heureux que vous appréciez la série! ;-)

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

excellent photo still continues to surprise me this art form. which is certainly very beautiful. Alejandra a big kiss

20 Jan 2012 2:25pm

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! ;-)

Veronique from Suisse/, France

toujours aussi beau

20 Jan 2012 2:43pm

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

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

Intricate design! I spotted the Maple leaf - nice touch!

20 Jan 2012 2:50pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! Yes, I think they wanted to impress the judges!! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic, shows incredible skill to make this art work, nicely captured

20 Jan 2012 3:04pm

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

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Man, those teams from Harbin were kickin' butt!! This is incredible, Eric!!WOW

20 Jan 2012 3:31pm

@Denny Jump Photo: ROFL...Thank you very much Denny! ;-))

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

It's been an interesting series to see all the creative work that has gone into these sculptures.

20 Jan 2012 3:47pm

@Slackwater Don: Thank you very much Don ! Two more places to go! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das sieht ja auch nicht schlecht aus. Bin gespannt auf den 1. und 2. Platz.

20 Jan 2012 3:58pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! Ja, das war eine beeindruckende Reihe von Skulpturen! Die Beurteilung Messlatte lag sehr hoch! ;-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je ne sais pas si ce sont mes yeux mais je ne vois pas assez les détails que j'ai juste repéré un poisson....

20 Jan 2012 4:05pm

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L'Angevine. Oui, c'était une situation d'éclairage très diffi pour faire ressortir le meilleur de détail! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful ice sculpture. a wonderful scene in ice sculpture, so well created. Fantastic capture of this artwork with amazing detail. Love it, Eric! :)

20 Jan 2012 4:11pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! Unfortunately the light was not the best for a perfect shot! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

all i can say is i'm quite stunned by the craftsmanship and artistry of those ice sculptors! you did a great job capturing their efforts and i'm very happy to be able to see them here ;-))

20 Jan 2012 4:34pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, I agree totally! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

This amazing detail on the sculpture, pretty icy blue colors too!

20 Jan 2012 5:06pm

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

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So nice image, great captured Eric....:-)

20 Jan 2012 5:12pm

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

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning image friend ... I love the brightness of the sculpture ... Wonderful ... A hug Eric. Best regards, Adela

20 Jan 2012 5:34pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! Unfortunately the light did not give me the best shot! ;-)

Karen Politte from Conway, AR, United States

nice one Eric! Such intricate detail!

20 Jan 2012 6:16pm

@Karen Politte: Thank you very much Karen! Enjoy your cruise and bring him back happy! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive dragon !

20 Jan 2012 6:33pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran

Wow...that's great!!

20 Jan 2012 8:40pm

@Shahriar choobin: Thank you very much Shahriar! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

another splendid 5***

20 Jan 2012 10:01pm

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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

nice to see the maple leaf

20 Jan 2012 11:06pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! Yes, it's how we roll!!! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing detail! I can't believe how intricate this is. Beautiful!

20 Jan 2012 11:22pm

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

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh wow, these just keep getting more and more amazing. Superb!

21 Jan 2012 4:34am

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

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Very detailed! Great shot.

22 Jan 2012 3:39am

@Barbara Kile: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

To bad ice melts, it would be nice if it stayed year round.

22 Jan 2012 1:58pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! Yes; but that is part of the delight of it, just like sidewalk painting! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A very elaborate scene...probably very hard to capture its full splendour..i say that because the ice is so transparent and the light so bright.. on my screen anyway...beautiful

24 Jan 2012 12:53pm

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

1/250 second
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)