Ice Fest

Ice Fest

Today had a little bit of a rough start to it, mostly because I didn’t want to get out of bed at 8, but my body wanted to. It was one of those days where you had a late night, but that internal clock is still poking you and saying “Wake up moron”. After forcing myself up and getting ready for the day though, things started to come into focus – which was needed because today was Ice Fest day. I have never been to Ice Fest, but it is down the street from the apartment (and Toronto winters offer little joys) so Vahida and I knew we had to jump on this opportunity to see some amazing works.

When we got there, the place was already flooded with people and there were ice carvings aplenty. It turns out that they had an Egyptian theme this year, which was an unexpected treat. Almost all of the sculptures that were there were all done to theme and had some pretty incredible detail to them. For me, the one that won me, was an almost lifelike camel that was made so that people could climb on it and get a picture. It was 100% for kids, but that didn’t stop me from trying to convince Vahida to get in line – she didn’t.

I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon EF 24-70mm F4 L lens at 24mm, shooting at 1/250, F11, with an ISO setting of 250. It was overcast when the shot was taken.

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