Monday, January 26, 2009


Luminous Cat Eyes
This evening, just Roaming the Cities, Mr. J, St. Paul Photos, Snapshutter, myself and Mrs. DL met up at Cossettas in St. Paul for a winter photo walk about. Despite the balmy -4 degrees F (-19 degrees C) we strapped on our mad bomber hats braving the y winds. We spent the time admiring the ice sculptures throughout Rice Park for the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival.

The cold can be difficult on cameras and hands. Best to keep an extra battery in your pants pocket and change the camera batteries when the camera stops working.
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/6
Av( Aperture Value ) 8.0
Metering Mode Partial Metering
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 85.0 mm
Camera on tripod


  1. The ice sculpture was magical and the lights make it look like the holidays. I do not know how you can stand such cold weather though. I really like your photos and especially liked your recent comparison of the two bridges and the movement shot of the birds giving food to the other one. wow.

  2. i love ice sculptures , you were very brave to face the cold ;) i found this cat a little scary !

  3. sculptures sur glace magique, nous voila en plein conte de fée.
    ice sculptures magical, veiled us in full story of fairy.

  4. This is magical, the coloured lights through the ice.

  5. I'm impressed...I tried doing a photo hunt up in Floyd after an ice storm and could hardly keep my hands uncovered long enough to take a shot. Putting them back into the pockets helped but I guess they didn't stay long enough to recover. As a result, each time they came out for a photo they were worse off.

  6. You obvioulsy had a working battery! Good!!

  7. The event seems to be a lot of fun (except temperature wise of course)
    What trick did you use to keep your fingers alive when taking the shoots?

  8. That is very cool (excuse the pun!)

  9. Great photos! I've always loved the Winter Carnival (though I am not sure I could stand the cold any longer) - glad you are bringing it to us!

  10. This is great I love the ice and how it reflects all the lights! Magical

  11. Now that's a image I would like to have seen, you lot out walking about with your camera's and woolly hats.
    Oh yes the image is great and what makes it is the lights.

  12. Wow, you all are mighty inspiring! I thought it was getting cold here being in the teens, but nothing like that! Great shot.

  13. You are braver than I. I'd love to drive into the city and join you for one of these photowalks... in the Spring.

  14. We're almost to Spring...I can feel it coming. Then me, my camera, and my new tripod will be roaming the city looking for shots...
    I love how you've captured all the carved bark lines in that tree. I wish I went Friday when they were doing the actual carving. Next year lets go that day for sure to get some creating shots, okay?

  15. Well yeah, I usually replace the battery when my camera stops working!!!HA
    THe sculpture is magical and let me guess.....those suckers won't melt till mid April .....or later!