Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Snow Fire God

The Snow Fire God

from the Geneva Snow Sculpting Exhibition at Geneva Commons.

I missed this last year and was reminded of it by Robert Inglesby's shot
www.flickr.com/photos/inglesby/5378970662/

So I spent some time there this morning. 

Technical: SB600 on lightstand camera right, SB600 inside mouth with orange gel, both triggered by CLS. I believe I have established a new Strobist rule for myself: if there's a hole in the subject big enough for a flash, put one in there.

I had originally shot this with an ungelled flash, and just as I had finished packing things up, it occurred to me that this could be a "fire god."  In which case, the flash in the mouth would need to be orange.  So I unpacked everything and trudged back over and set everything up again.

It's pretty cool (get it - cool) that they let you walk around and touch the sculptures.  They're coated with ice so they're a little durable. 

If you'd like to see this on Flickr and see some context shots, click here.

Geneva Commons
Geneva, Illinois
January 25, 2011

COPYRIGHT 2011 by JimFrazier All Rights Reserved. This  may NOT be used for ANY reason without written consent.  If you are the sculptor (or know they're name, please let me know so I can give credit.
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