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I had been hoping to post some shots from this years Festival du Voyageur but our rather unusually warm weather did in the snowy aspect of the Festival from day one. The music is there, the food is there but unfortunately all the ice and snow sculptures that adorn the Festival each year melted away on the first Friday and the whole area was reduced to a big pool of water with the the people running the Festival warning people to come dressed in rubber boots.

Nik detail extractor
CS5 curves (set to grey point)
Flaming Pear kyoto color

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f5.6 1/1000 30mm

Taken February 18, 2017.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 02/26/17 21:32
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 02/26/17 21:33

This snow sculpture was from 2016.

raven's talk what are they saying about you?


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 02/26/17 21:34

coureur de bois


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 02/26/17 21:35

Some of the sculptors fought on with the hope their creations would not dissolve into just a pile of snow and ice but by this past Saturday there was actually only one sculpture left on the grounds of the Festival.


Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 02/27/17 00:52

Our ice climbing season got shut down prematurely, once again.
You have no idea how jealous I am of your white season. :P

Nice series though. :)


Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 02/27/17 00:54

Having read what you wrote, after the fact, well...
It still looks like a lot more winter than we got!


Comments by S Roter on Wed, 03/01/17 08:08

An interesting series of photos Jan.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/01/17 21:06

I took this photograph at the 2017 Festival du Voyageur as the blacksmith and his helper were firing up the forge. I didn't use a flash and hoped there was enough light coming through the windows to light up the two men and the equipment in the blacksmith shop.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/01/17 21:09

One of the few snow sculptures still standing on opening day at the Festival.

There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe created by a team from the United Kingdom.


Comments by Paul Bracey on Thu, 03/02/17 01:03

Thumbs up!


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 03/03/17 20:42

February 15, 2016 and the temperatures were cold enough to maintain the sculptures as they were created.


Comments by Paul Bracey on Wed, 03/08/17 01:20

It's a shame they didn't last longer! Great work!