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Ice Garden

Ice Garden
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Copyright: Allan Barredo (allanbarredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 68 N: 640] (6390)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Mood
Camera: Nikon D-50, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 18:14
Viewed: 4924
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During mid-Jan to early Feb when the temperature is at its lowest, they held the Saiko Kawaguchiko Ice Festival in Yachōnomori Park. One can enjoy the beautiful natural ice sculptures in this "ice garden" as well the scenic view Mt. Fuji. (Lake Saiko and Lake Kawaguchiko are two of the Five Fuji Lakes, this park is very near both lakes).

At night they illuminate the ice with various colored lights and there is also a fireworks display. Unfortunately we did not stick around for the lights and fireworks display.

Thanks for viewing!

OeilMagique, Beger, mvdisco, hamed31568, Freddie, angela926, kurekpit, lilimih33, gnada, gnc, Dpbours, MLINES, eyesthetix, actagaudi has marked this note useful
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Hi Allan
Amazing natural ice sculpture, a nice gift of nature. Beautiful capture of Mt Fugi. and great to see the other photographers included in the scene. Very beautiful , TFS


Hey Allan!

WOW! The detail is incredible in this photo!!! You did an excellent shot!
I wish I could have been there to see those! Haha! :P They look really cool.
Anyways, good POV, DOF, sharpness, and clarity.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-26 19:12]

Hi Allan,
What an stunnning image! The ice sculptures are so well rendered with very good colors and textures. And like a gift, we can see the volcano in BG. The clouds give the illusion that the volcano was smoking. Very well done! Annie

Hi Allan,
Beautiful composition and what a nice picture! supers colors and very sharp picture, lovely light and details very well done and taken.

Stunning photograph! I think I would have enjoyed it more without the photographer in the scene but it is still a very nice shot. The detail in the ice is fantastic and the lighting is also very nice. TFS

hi allan, wow an amazing scene,perfect composition, really incredible, well captured for sure,
thanks scott

wow! this is fantastic. lucky to be there at the time allan. i wish i was there too :D many thanks for sharing this wonderful masterpeace of mother nature.

Oh, what a lovely sight, Allan! I like the low POV affording a nice perspective of the place. Great image quality with good focus and details. Perfect exposure and focus.
Freddie :)

Hi, Allan,
A timely capture of these naturally sculptured figures.
I see people move cautiously.
Very elegant.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-02-26 21:40]

WOW! amazing
great pic

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2008-02-26 22:28]

Hi Allan,
What can I say.... It's an amazing shot of these ice-garden! I can imagine how it is to have all the lights on...Beautiful!!
The montain in the back could use some contrast, you hardly see him. But then again, we want to see the ice garden...:)


Hello Allan,
very nice composition and point of view, fantastic sharpness and excellent depth of field, superb colors,textures and details,lovely winter atmosphere, i can feel the cold!

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-02-26 23:39]

Hi Allan,
This is a really beautiful scene, the lighting and your exposure are right on.
The other photographers give it scale too, well done.

Nice place and great shot.
I didn't know that is such a great garden :)

Hello Allan.
Very nice picture,excellent light,saturation and composition.Well done.

* Piotr *

Hello Allan!
Very nice natural ice sculptures and perfect your point of view with the Fuji Mountain in background!
Perfect detail and clarity!
Nice frame, too!
Best regards!

wonderful ice garden :) the POV is splendid with the mout in BG, just a pity there is the other person in the frame (i don't see weel of it's this), & with the tripod

wow! beautiful ice garden
Lovely view

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-27 8:37]

Hi Allan...
Great shot - What a beautiful ice sculpture...
Nice composition and very interesting photo and story...
Well done and well presented....
Rgd. George

Wow - amazing stuff! What a place, a perfect photo-opportunity ... and your eye for composition and your good framing work have presented this in the best possible way, I believe.
Very nice work mate!

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2008-02-27 20:29]

Very beautiful landscape with great panoramic background. And beautiful, sharp icy colors convey the frost so well.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-29 0:31]

Very beautiful compo !
Superb shot; congrats !!!

ps.I'll be back with points

Hi Allan

Nice shots onthis icy garden... something that very fragile you are taking.... congrats

Amri HMS

Hello Allan,

What a strange structures! They ice sculpture seem to have been made from just dripping water on it. We also had an ice sculpture festival, but they carved figures out of the ice, so it looks more like 'something'. :-)


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-03-03 19:11]

This is really spectacular! And so beautiful! Great picture with wonderful colors and sharp details.TFS

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-03-12 13:36]

Hi Allan, An amazing scene well composed. The presence of Mt Fuji as a backdrop is a highlight too. I like the colours and unusual nature of this photo. TFS. Murray.

Excellent work Allan !
Well done.

best regards, Daniel.

Hi Allan.
What an incredible landscape. Very magic place out of a cold dream.
Very nice BG too...:))
TFS, cheers

wow nice pic... very clear and suite for angle

Allan, great composition; mount Fuji in the background, sharp ice sculpture on the foreground and photographers in the middle make the picture alive.

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