ICE: Chainsaws and Sprinklers

by Marsha March. 09, 2009 4333 views

CHAINSAWS
The ice sculptures below were created from huge blocks of ice using chainsaws and other tools. Shots were taken a few weeks ago at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival.

SPRINKLERS
The icicle shots below were taken on the edge of the Broadmoor Golf Course yesterday. Apparently a sprinkler head malfunctioned spraying out water for several hours during the night.

As you can see below it was melting - and at a fast rate. Huge chunks of ice began falling from the trees as the temperature by then was close to 60 degrees. Bet most of the ice was gone within a few hours. Just happened to drive by at the right time :)

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Iveta 11 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set !

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Jumiella 11 years, 7 months ago

All shots are wonderful!

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Patty 11 years, 7 months ago

These are simply amazing! I would love to see ice sculptures in person some day, what a talent! Thank you for sharing. ; )

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Jorge Cardoso 11 years, 7 months ago

I'm... I'm... I'm... flabergasted!!! :)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 11 years, 7 months ago

Great set - who knew ice could take so many shapes!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 11 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic subject and excellent shots. Well done work!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
João Baptista 11 years, 7 months ago

excellent work in ice!!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ines 11 years, 7 months ago

Just wow!!!
:)))

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Buffy 11 years, 7 months ago

Probably a lot of broken pipes.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 11 years, 7 months ago

Fabulous shots!! (Ice)(ool set!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 7 months ago

AMAZING SHOTS!!! I always wanted to see these in person but you did the next best thing...THANKS!!! All of them are a work of art :))

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 11 years, 7 months ago

WOOW, i love the last pic

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sebastiã¡N Bellã³N 11 years, 7 months ago

Interesting pieces of art, interesting pictures!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
-- Lyency 11 years, 7 months ago

heavenly shots (it would not last long in hell :/)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Vterezia 11 years, 7 months ago

FANTASTIC .........thanks for sharing !!!!!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gillian 11 years, 7 months ago

I dont think I could bear to be an ice sculptor and see my work just melt away. Nature did a good job on those icicles at the gold course.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 11 years, 7 months ago

wow, amazing icicles!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 11 years, 7 months ago

wow, those are beautiful sculptures!! and the sprinkler shots are fantastic!!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Asylum 11 years, 7 months ago

great set indeed!

well done!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 11 years, 7 months ago

sometimes malfunctions create wonderful things

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Patty 11 years, 7 months ago

Love the sprinkler shots. Will probably never see something like that again. Right place right time. Amazing shots.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Leocheung 11 years, 7 months ago

Precious, wonderful captures.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tamara Harden 11 years, 7 months ago

There are some mighty talented people out there :)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 11 years, 7 months ago

That was a killer set, loved the dragon in #5 and nothing like a golf course malfunction for a back up, nice job. cd

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 11 years, 7 months ago

wow these are amazing, and all going to melt away!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Betty Meade 11 years, 7 months ago

Roger said to tell you they were coooooool!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Betty Meade 11 years, 7 months ago

Wow!! Great set. The shots from Cripple Creek are super, but I really love those shots from the Broadmoor. That must have been an amazing sight!

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Pedro Pinho 11 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting! :)

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Andrea Kennard 11 years, 7 months ago

(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•#7, #9 and #10 are simply beautiful! •'´¯)¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Finbarr 11 years, 7 months ago

awesome set !! well done !!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set. Love the dragon. I've never seen anything like the ice on the golf course before though.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 7 months ago

The icicles are awesome. Very cool!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 11 years, 7 months ago

it's awesome what they can do with ice! wonderful set

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tom Thompson 11 years, 7 months ago

Wow thats such a cool capture

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Gonia 11 years, 7 months ago

beautifull, I think nature is in that case / as in many/ better then mankind.Beautifull once more!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jacki 11 years, 7 months ago

Well I've seen ice sculptures before and always admired them... but those sprinkler malfunction shots are INCREDIBLE!!!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Joe 11 years, 7 months ago

What a wonderful display! Great job capturing these, Marsha!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pennywyatt 11 years, 7 months ago

That is really "COOL" ..... in more ways than one ! Great shots !

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 7 months ago

WOW
i feel WOW in these shots
the first is the best, it is sooo nice!!! A castle..it remind me the [i] Snow Queen[/i] Story. Isnt it the castle of her? :D
A beautiful collection :)
In portugal last sunday was the Chocolate Festival. instead of ice sculputures was chocolate sculptures...its a pity the festival was too far away from my home town :D

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Leslie 11 years, 7 months ago

Okay. That golf course stuff is the bomb. How did you find out about it? Was it here in the Springs, or up in WP? I wish I'd have been there. JEALOUS.

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