Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 16, 2015

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

In English:

We had in February in Mikkeli small ice carving contest. Ice carvings are “funny” things, because in daylight they are transparent and grey. Color lights get them life. That is why I present only few carvings, but in different colors.

En español:

Tuvimos en febrero en Mikkeli mirando un pequeña concurso de esculturas de hielo. Esculturas de hielo son las cosas “divertidas”, porque a la luz del día son transparentes y grises. Los luces colores darles vida. Por eso Vos presento solo algunas esculturas de color con diferentesc olores.

En francais:

Nous visition en février à Mikkeli un petit concours de sculpture sur glace. Sculptures de glace sont les choses “drôles”, parce que dans la lumière du jour, elles sont transparentes et grises. Lumières de couleur les donne la vie. C’est pourquoi je présente ici seulement quelques sculptures, mais dans des couleurs différentes.

Em Português:

Houve um concurso de esculturas de gelo em Mikkeli em fevereiro deste ano. Esculturas de gelo são “engraçadas” coisas, porque à luz do dia elas são transparentes e cinzentas. Luzes de cor trazê-los à vida. É por isso que eu apresento á vocês apenas algumas esculturas, mas a cores diferentes.

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Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

Ice sculptures / Esculturas de hielo / Sculptures de glace / Esculturas de gelo

84 Comments »

  1. How fantasic and beautiful!! There is same festival in my local area, but scale is different. This is much bigger than our area’s one!

    Comment by superkamui — March 16, 2015 @ 09:23 | Reply

    • Hello Superkamui.

      How nice that You loved my photos; I am really glad when reading Your praising comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 12:08 | Reply

  2. hi your photos are fantastic as usual ………..I have the same festival in my glass of scotch…….but on a much much smaller scale…….hope you and all your family are well
    regards

    sean

    Comment by Sean Fraser — March 16, 2015 @ 09:27 | Reply

    • Hi Sean.

      Thank You. Very nice surprise to read that You have followed my blog and loved my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 12:10 | Reply

    • ha: i like that — your own mini-festival in the glass !

      Comment by betunada — March 23, 2015 @ 19:26 | Reply

  3. Absolutely beautiful !!! Obrigada!🙂

    Comment by claudialasetzki — March 16, 2015 @ 09:51 | Reply

    • Hi Claudia.

      Muito obrigado pelo seu comentário que me gosta. Thank You for Your kind comment. I love it.

      Uma boa semana! Have a nice week.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 12:23 | Reply

  4. All the works of art of the ice are wonderful.
    When a color changes, I look like a different work.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — March 16, 2015 @ 10:01 | Reply

    • Hi Wakasahs15th.

      I was also “amazed” how different colors can change these ice statues. Thank You leaving praising comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 12:31 | Reply

  5. amazing! this is a superb work of art!!! thanks for capturing them in your fabulous photos🙂

    Comment by Mrs. Bingles — March 16, 2015 @ 10:53 | Reply

    • Hello Mrs. Bingles.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. I visited them the same day when the competition was over. After few days the weather came “warm” and they started to melt slowly.🙂 Thank You.

      Have a wonderful new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 12:34 | Reply

      • it must be fascinating looking at the works even when they’re melting down, they must be still magical! Enjoy your week too🙂

        Comment by Mrs. Bingles — March 17, 2015 @ 04:17 | Reply

        • Hi Mrs. Bingles.

          Well, actually felt I sorry when seeing them vanishing so soon. Thank You.

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 11:49 | Reply

  6. Wonderful! I love the girl and the cat!

    Comment by KerryCan — March 16, 2015 @ 11:40 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry.

      How nice that You found Your favorite among my photos. Thank You for your kind comment.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 12:41 | Reply

    • i liked that too — especially the colored-layer-effects !

      Comment by betunada — March 23, 2015 @ 19:28 | Reply

  7. Spectacular, Matti!
    Your captures are really amazing, thank you!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — March 16, 2015 @ 12:41 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving so nice comment.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 13:05 | Reply

  8. Interesting how different they can look with the different lights.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — March 16, 2015 @ 13:22 | Reply

    • Hi Photography Journal Blog.

      Yes, indeed. These verify how lights can change things very much. Thank You commenting!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 13:27 | Reply

  9. Ice sculptures are beautiful in daylight, but magical at night when lighted. Your photos are fantastic.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 16, 2015 @ 15:14 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I appreciate Your kind words very much. Thank You.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 15:22 | Reply

  10. It’s dynamic but delicate& Beautiful.
    When the color of the light is different, an impression also changes, doesn’t it?
    I like mermaid one.

    Comment by kanaconnie — March 16, 2015 @ 15:15 | Reply

    • Hello connnie.

      You are right! I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your praising comment here. ありがとうございます.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2015 @ 15:19 | Reply

  11. c’est éphémère mais c’est splendide

    Comment by Bernieshoot — March 16, 2015 @ 16:20 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernard.

      C’est vrai et un peu triste. Merci d’avoir fait le comentaire.

      Belle journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 08:34 | Reply

  12. How beautiful…
    I enjoyed your amazing photos so much.

    Comment by 洋子 — March 16, 2015 @ 16:44 | Reply

    • Hello Maatan.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your comment. ありがとうございます.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 08:42 | Reply

  13. Ice carvings have a special visual quality that no other art form has. These are so lovely – the ice skater is my favorite.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — March 16, 2015 @ 17:03 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank you commenting so nicely and visiting my blog!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 08:43 | Reply

  14. Art Made in Finland. But of course🙂 (so beautiful)

    Comment by alcessa — March 16, 2015 @ 17:10 | Reply

    • Hello Alcessa.

      I was sad after few days when the warm weather started to melt them. Happily photos stay!🙂 Thank you for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 08:50 | Reply

  15. Elles sont splendides les sculptures de glace
    surtout avec différents éclairages, merci à toi
    de nous les faire découvrir.
    Belle soirée.

    Comment by vever02 — March 16, 2015 @ 19:24 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Voici un commentaire vraiment sympa que j’ai reçu! Merci beaucoup.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 11:06 | Reply

  16. These sculptures are so, so beautiful …! Incredible that carving can be such a filigree work! Love it!
    Thanks for taking pictures and showing them here on your blog.

    Have a nice evening, Matti.
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — March 16, 2015 @ 21:18 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. My pleasure. I am glad that You saw these ice arts thru my post. Now they live only in Internet.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 11:16 | Reply

  17. The cat is my favorite one! I like how they all change colors in the evening with the different lights.

    Comment by Letizia — March 17, 2015 @ 00:44 | Reply

    • Hi Letizia.

      Than You loving my post. I am very glad for Your visit.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 11:26 | Reply

  18. I change the light that illuminates the ice sculpture is fantastic.
    I like the image of the girl and the cat is dancing.

    Comment by saganhama — March 17, 2015 @ 02:27 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      How glad I am when reading Your praising comment. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 11:32 | Reply

  19. Amazing the sculptures! You did a wonderful job of getting the light right on the photos to show the colors on each one. The different colors increase the number of carvings because they are so different in the different colors.

    Comment by montucky — March 17, 2015 @ 03:02 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      I appreciate very much Your praising words. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2015 @ 11:47 | Reply

  20. I am amazed at the detail that can be carved into the ice. The colored lights make the carvings seem to glow from the inside out. Beautiful photos, Matti!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — March 17, 2015 @ 18:02 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      I was also amazed how precise details man could make when carving ice. I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 18, 2015 @ 08:16 | Reply

  21. bonjour Maty une splendeur ces sculptures de glace toutes aussi les belles les unes des autres , ma préférée voyons !! le chat avec la danseuse et quels jolis tons dommage que çà ne dure qu’un temps et bravo aussi à ceux qui les ont fait quel travail bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — March 17, 2015 @ 18:08 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Vos mots aimables éclairent ma journée ici dans le Nord. Comment agréable il est de commencer la journée après avoir lu votre remarque élogieuse. Merci beaucoup.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 18, 2015 @ 08:31 | Reply

  22. Muchas gracias por compartir estas obras de arte y felicidades por la calidad del reportaje fotográfico.
    Saludos!

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — March 18, 2015 @ 20:30 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Qué alegría al leer que te haya gustado mi post. Muchas gracias.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2015 @ 08:24 | Reply

  23. Gorgeous pictures – the colors make them look very different. They are all beautiful!

    Comment by megtraveling — March 19, 2015 @ 01:21 | Reply

    • Hello Meg.

      It is indeed fantastic that colors have so big effect. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2015 @ 09:01 | Reply

  24. You all certainly know how to enjoy winter. These sculptures are impressive in their detail and the obvious skill required to create them.

    Comment by Minnesota Prairie Roots — March 19, 2015 @ 15:10 | Reply

    • Hi Audrey.

      Well, You are right, but now we wait for spring and summer.🙂 Thank You commenting so nicely!

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2015 @ 15:42 | Reply

  25. Well done, I know they are not easy to photograph, especially at night.
    They look quite big, the lighting is great and shows up the artist’s crafts very well. It looks as if everybody had fun.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — March 20, 2015 @ 00:39 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      Yes, indeed, night photos are difficult and I shot these photos handheld. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 20, 2015 @ 08:29 | Reply

  26. Fantastic sculptures! And the light really makes them come to life! What a nice event you had. The pictures are gorgeous!

    Comment by Tiny — March 21, 2015 @ 04:48 | Reply

    • Hello Tiny.

      It was a great pleasure to read Your praising comment. Thank You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 21, 2015 @ 11:15 | Reply

  27. Ice statues are very good!
    and very artistic!
    Simiral festival opening in Sapporo, Japan.
    http://www.snowfes.com/zenkai/index.html#odori

    Comment by キース — March 21, 2015 @ 13:08 | Reply

    • Hi Keith.

      Very that You left Your kind comment here. I checked Your link – gorgeous photos. Thank You.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 21, 2015 @ 13:12 | Reply

  28. Great post!!!! These ice-sculpture are fantastic – thanks for showing them🙂

    Comment by Truels — March 22, 2015 @ 02:55 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      I am glad that You visited my blog again. Thank You leaving so nice comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 22, 2015 @ 09:35 | Reply

  29. The colored lights do make the snow sculptures prettier.

    Comment by Nenkin Seikatsu — March 22, 2015 @ 03:58 | Reply

    • Hello Nenkin Seikatsu.

      How nice to read Your kind comment. ありがとうございます.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 22, 2015 @ 09:41 | Reply

  30. Wow! How fantastic – these are just amazing, and you are right…..the color in the ice sculptures brings them to life! I love the one of the girl and the cat, and the girl and the moon. All the people who sculpted these are very talented, and you are a brilliant photographer!

    Comment by luchanik — March 22, 2015 @ 20:53 | Reply

    • Hello Davinder.

      What a pleasure to read your praising comment. Thank You. Sorry being so late to answer to Your comment. We spent a nice small Holiday on Madeira, Portugal.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2015 @ 09:45 | Reply

      • I hope you had a wonderful holiday, Matti.

        Comment by luchanik — March 31, 2015 @ 19:54 | Reply

        • Hi Davinder.

          It was. Every day there was a new Cruise ship in the port of Funchal.🙂

          Happy Wednesday!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2015 @ 14:07 | Reply

    • Hello Davinder.

      What a pleasure to read your praising comment. Thank You. Sorry being so late to answer to Your comment. We spent a nice small Holiday on Madeira, Portugal.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2015 @ 09:45 | Reply

  31. EVERYTHING you’ve de-picted is amazing ~ ~ ~ and i also marvelled at the long pointed whiskers on a cat. are all the sculptures entirely ice? (e.g., nothing added, like frame/’skeleton’/ ??0 and all the themes are endearing ~ ~

    Comment by betunada — March 23, 2015 @ 19:30 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank you for all of Your kind comments You left here. I am very glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2015 @ 09:55 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank you for all of Your kind comments You left here. I am very glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2015 @ 09:55 | Reply

  32. Bonjour Matti! How beautiful the ice sculptures are by night with all the coloured lights shining through them. Your photos are really lovely.

    Comment by Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers — March 29, 2015 @ 18:54 | Reply

    • Coucou Janice.

      I am very glad that you snow my ice art photos and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2015 @ 10:03 | Reply

  33. A dream comes true!!!!! I love them dear Sartenada… All the best to you & happy Easter! Aquileana😀

    Comment by Aquileana — April 2, 2015 @ 12:06 | Reply

    • Hi Aquileana.

      I am glad that You loved them. Now they are “near” history!😦

      Happy Easter!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 2, 2015 @ 12:16 | Reply

  34. Astounding Art Sartenada!Superb ice sculptures amazingly carved!A celebration of shapes and colours effectively presented!They must be gorgeous in daylight when they look transparent,but the colourful night lights make them so flamboyant ! ~ Happy Easter Weekend ~ ,Doda🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — April 3, 2015 @ 16:39 | Reply

    • Hi Doda.

      They were as You told in Your very praising comment. I am really glad when reading that You pleased ice art in my home town.

      Happy Easter to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 4, 2015 @ 10:10 | Reply

  35. Gorgeous photos, thanks for the tour.

    Comment by Norma Chang — April 6, 2015 @ 01:02 | Reply

    • Hi Norma.

      I am very glad that You loved these ice sculptures. It is a pity that their life cycle is short. Anyway photos stay! Thank You commenting so nicely.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 6, 2015 @ 06:26 | Reply

  36. Hallo,
    I like these Ice sculptures very much, there are wonderful photos.
    Have a nice day from Germany, Münsterland
    Ruth

    Comment by Ruth — April 6, 2015 @ 11:47 | Reply

    • Hi Ruth.

      How nice to read Your kind comment. Vielen dank!

      Have a nice day too.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 6, 2015 @ 12:04 | Reply

  37. Your photographs are beautiful, and what fun was had on the ice!

    Comment by elisa ruland — April 6, 2015 @ 17:05 | Reply

    • Hello Elisa.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. I am not used to shoot evening / night photos, but probably I managed well. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 7, 2015 @ 10:07 | Reply

  38. Looks great! Wish we had this kind of stuff in Helsinki, it’s supposed to be the capital, after all!😉 With work and money restricting me (domestic travel is expensive), I doubt I’ll ever visit these exhibitions… unless I win the lottery, hahah!😉 Maybe I should be the one to initiate this in Helsinki… I could start an ice sculpture club of my own!?

    Comment by The Snow Melts Somewhere — September 17, 2016 @ 10:26 | Reply

    • Hi The Snow Melts Somewhere.

      Thank You. Nowadays is quite “cheap” to travel by train. Many years I took night train to Kemi. Helsinki is too warm, that ice sculptures could last many days. This not the worst problem, but people who vandalize these statues. This was the case also in Mikkeli. Sigh.

      Regards. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 17, 2016 @ 10:34 | Reply


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