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Ice Sculptures

Ice Sculptures
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ice in any shape!, The Ones You Like Most! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 2:53
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I will continue on my ice theme with images from last winter…

Opposite to what you may think this is not a frozen waterfall!

The water comes from melting snow and rain that may fall during periods with a temperature varying around 0C, and the icicles are building from the lower temperature inside themselves.

So what you see here is not the result from extremely low temperatures, but rather the opposite as the structures require flowing water to form!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-30 3:10]

Hi Pablo,
very nice diagonal composition and POV that really gives the feeling of height and looking up at these amazing ice formations. The blue sky and white wispy cloud in the BG adds the theme here of water in it's various states. Top work on the exposure too.

Hi Pablo!

What makes this picture special and outstanding are the lines of the ice formation continued by the ones of the clouds. The surprising, yet interesting diagonal point of view underlines this effect.

Kind regards


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-30 3:43]

Hello Pablo,
What a view!
Very interesting composition and excellent point of view chosen. Interesting the almost diagonal line dividing the picture in earth and sky.
Have a nice afternoon

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-30 4:03]

Hola Pablo,
una perspectiva maravillosa.
gran pov, y la acción térmica sorprendente,
buen disparo...
saludos y buen fin de semana

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the ice on the side of the hill, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.


Well compose, Pablo...
Very strange nature happening...
Well done

hello pablo,
nice capture of the structures formed by ice, the diagonal composition looks just great, nicely exposed shot, suitable pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Pablo
Nature has created a beautiful and unique sculpture of ice. I love frozen waterfalls with all their different colours, textures and the way the light hits them. Well done against the blue sky.
TFS Janice
-25C today, buurrrr

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-30 6:42]

Hi Mario
A curious and very interesting shot. I like the POV and composition.
Very good idea and very well done.

beautiful! and even if its cold its worth the shot and the feeling of briskness.it reminded me of pammukalle in turkey..which is more do to with minerals etc..
well we still havent had it yet just the warm variety..rain

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-30 7:58]

Hello Pablo,
Lovely composition in this image showing ice formations on a rocky cliff. I like the alternation of ice and rock and the diagonal tree-line at the top. The presence of brownish iron salts is evident in one of the formations, which adds extra interest.
Thanks for sharing this fine shot and for your kind words on my 300th!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-30 8:38]

Hi Pablo

Agreat - and very effective POV - I especially like way you have counter balanced the form of the ice with the clouds.


selam pablo; Excellent shot of this mountain .Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.splendid Colors. well done.
TFS ridvan

Nice patterns in organic energy....also we have a bit of that up in my mountains, although not nearly as dramatic as this image shows. I am wondering as to what coloured the H2O in the center, whether it be simply ground or some other "thing". The different colour helps the image...Nice addition Pablo!

Hi Pablo, fascinating composition with splendid frozen sculptures, superb sky, wonderful colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Pablo,

I saw this some years ago in Switzerland. I saw in the western part on the Pre-Alpes the same process. And also I take a few photo's, but not so nice as yours. Great POV and BG. The diagonal composition is very special. It's create depth (high) in the picture. The colours are very natural. You can see on the brown color of the middle fall that it is not a real waterfall. When it is a frozen waterfall, the icecolour is mostly clear. It is a sharp and beautiful compo. Thanks. Have a nice weekend and TFS BOB

Hello Pablo,
Very artistically with diagonal composition, just beautiful!
perfect exposure and focus on this ice sculpture!
beautiful colouration with details
greeting always

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-30 14:25]

Hello Pablo,
Very intersting shot.Colors,lighting,sharpness and framing are excellent.TFS

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-30 19:25]

Hello Pablo, that's a very nice composition ! The exposure is great and the image is very sharp. Well done !


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-30 22:14]

Hello Pablo,
I don't have much time today, only to make a quick point
You got a fantastic shot, wonderful presentation.. Well
done my friend..


That is really beautiful and strange!

Hi Pablo, Lovely composition as always you bring out the best in your landscapes, stunning work, all the best Rick :)

Hello Pablo !
I have never seen anything like this, but it is truly wonderful ! I love the shape of the ice ! The POV and composition are very nice, they make the cliff look high and impressive. Very well done !

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-01 0:45]

Hi Pablo,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

Hi Pablo.
I am afflicted a bit, that you have removed your previous nice picture.
This one is perfect to and reminds us that the winter will come tomorrow. You have pictured a very attractive nature phenomenon with superb details and colour palette. I am interested is the turn of the image natural or you have rotated it? Excellent job and my best wishes.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-01 1:34]

Hi Pablo,
What a cool view! It isn't a waterfall, but it makes my shiver!
Great pov and composition.
TFS, José M.

Hi Pablo,
A beautiful capture of this waterfall. A very good original angle and nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

What amazing angles and lines! Great composition! WOnderful shot.

Hi dear Pablo ,
very nice image with great details .
light is excellent and amazing colors.
well captured
my best wishes

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-12-01 12:11]

Muy buenos detalles y estupenda presenatción.
Buena nota Pablo.
Un saludo, Sira.

Hello Pablo,
nature is realy impressive....., wonderfull shot very well composed, I like so much the corner of blue sky, outstanding point of view, great post again,

I remember your images of this category distinctly, Pablo.
They were marvellous like this one.
What superb colours and contrasts!
TFS and regards.

Una fantástica vista de lo que puede hacer el frío...
Equilibrados colores donde el blanco no está sobreexpuesto sino en su justo punto.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-02 3:04]

Hi Pablo, another wild and dramatic shot here. I like the camera tilt view which gives an amazing perspective on the scene. Exposure could be difficult but you have managed it very well. Nice and sharp with good colorus and light.

Hi Pablo,
My first impression is a frozen waterfall. Thanks to your note. Sharp and well exposed image. Wonderful pov and composition. TFS,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-02 6:21]

Hello Pablo

An interesting effect.It certainly does look like a frozen waterfall,but I have seen this same effect on rock outcroppings here too in the Winter months.
I like the low POV and the wide perspective.
The sky above is wonderful and the clouds seem to radiate.
Nicely done.


bonjour pablo
superbe cascade gelée,je que j'aime avant tout c'est la façon dont vous avez pris cette photo dans la diagonale.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-02 17:36]

Hello Pablo,
Very interesting ice formations you have captured superbly. I love the sky in this composition Pablo, thanks for sharing.

Hi Pablo,
this photo sure is an attractive composition with the diagonal slant to it.The face of the rock wall looks to be a rather difficult one to climb judging from the vertically of the ice.I like the colour and the clear focus giving interesting details.Thanks for this wintry image. Bob

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-02 23:30]

Hi Pablo,
It looks beautiful. Composition and POV are really interesting. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Pablo,
Great interest and a creative composition/POV..
Brrrr :)
Well done!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-03 6:54]

selam pablo
good idea and wonderful capturing of these ice sculptures
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours, contrast, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

Hi Pablo,
I love the odd angle of this photo. It feel as if the icewall is about the fall on top of you. Its probably enhanced by the lines of the clouds. The different colors of the ice are very interesting. Great details and expose.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-03 12:40]

Wow Pablo

This is amazing. I have never seen a frozen waterfall in real life. Perhaps I need to go to Norway in the winter. Lovely exposure, great creative POV and lovely colours



oh là là, quelle merveille, impressionnante image aux couleurs superbes, bonne présentation et netteté parfaite
bravo et merci a toi du partage

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-12-04 17:12]

Hi Pablo
Wow super landscape shot again. Great POV.DOF. colours and light.
Well done my friend


Hi Pablo, nice shot of the icefall. This will be nice in March when the sun hits it and it's flowing. I've seen these in a few locations in Ontario (Canada) where there are some decent rock cuts. There are some I understand, that people climb. I still don't have a picture of one though. This is good. It brings back some good memories.

Thanks, John

Love it.
Warm regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-12-06 0:04]

Hallo Pablo,

The nature is very wonderful here also the ice sculpture made through the nature.
Very well composition and nice presentation.
Nice done.


Hi Pablo. I like this ice sculpture created by nature andcaptured in your lens well. Good clarity. Today was 30 in Singapore! Different seasons for sure. TFS. Murray.

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-12-06 1:43]

Hei og god morgen!
Interesting and good diagonal composition.
At first it looked a bit skew, but I changed my mind.
Light and colors are good and I like those cirrus clouds making the upper right more interesting.
Jon :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-08 1:29]

Hi Pablo

As i've been saying lately in my critiques, i've been very busy these past few weeks and therefore i ask kindly for your pardon and understanding in missing some of your lovely photos.
Yet, i made some time this weekend and i'm trying to catch-up at least with one photo/member :)
I saw this one and it immediately attracted me! It's really terrific!
It actually reminds me of a same place i saw last winter in one of my trips in the mountains; unfortunately, i didn’t take any photos of it :(
Anyway, this is some impressive scene and i love how everything here resembles those "frozen waterfalls" (even though they are not that as you aslo told in your note).
The difference in their sharp is minimal and i love the fact that it also the clouds seem to mimic the same geometry.
The exposure - although difficult - is very well balanced and the use of the polarizer is excellent. Also the low-angled POV creates a very beautiful composition.
Great work my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-09 2:18]

Hello Pablo,
What a splendid capture of these icy rocks. This reminds me of a stretch of motorway along Lake Vättern on the way to Stockholm where the rocks used to look like this along the route. Very dramatic but dangerous when it starts thawing! Excellent capture, very sharp details and beautiful colours. I like the tilt and the blue sky.
Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Pablo,
WoW!! What a fantastic landscape shot you've taken!!
Beautiful and outstanding shot with excellent details and perfect exposure & lighting.
Also, the composition & POV are very nice as usual. :-)
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,

Hello Pablo,
This is very impressive. What a great shot! I like this frame you chose in an excellent composition. Tones of colors, exposure and details are outstanding! Well seen! Thanks,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-13 2:34]

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful composition! Love the contrast between the blue sky and the white ice! Very informative and interesting note!

Impresionante cascada de hielo,me imagino que objeto de deseo de escaladores de hielo,con buenos colores y contraste.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-13 23:19]

Hello Pablo,
sculturte that never need hands. Excellent and naturally beautiful.
I dont know when I will really enjoy this type of landscape.
Brilliant shot with unique feeling.


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