The Plymouth Ice Festival- A Photo Essay

I went out this morning the the Ice Festival at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth. I remember visiting the festival since I was a child living in nearby Canton. This is the festival’s 30th year, and the coldest day of all the ones I have been to. Besides the ice sculptures, there are activities for kids, many food options, and the charms of downtown Plymouth. 
While I enjoyed my time at the festival tremendously, I hadn’t thought it through very well, as going to shoot a photo essay requires walking around in temperatures in the teens while not being able to wear gloves due to the need to switch settings, lenses and filters.

I hope you enjoy the results of two hours of my hands being frozen solid. I’m posting my 13 favorites here- there is a link below to more pictures on my Facebook Page.

Here is the link to the rest of the set on my Facebook Page. 

Here also is a link to the Ice Festival’s Website.

8 Responses to “The Plymouth Ice Festival- A Photo Essay”

  1. eriksmithdotcom says:

    I used the experience to try out a new polarizing filter I had just bought, too, and I'll be honest, I still am not sure what situations I am best using that in…

    These are cool, but your one from Harbin were amazing- that's a real festival!

  2. Kris Koeller says:

    Looks pretty amazing.  Hopefully it stayed cold enough, long enough to make for a great festival.  Its been in the 60s in New York, so no idea how the festival in Quebec is going.  Might have to drive up and check it out… 

  3. eriksmithdotcom says:

    Yes, the giant corn is very 'Midwestern' 🙂

  4. eriksmithdotcom says:

    Thanks for the kind comments! I should look for the teacher's gloves, although, to be fair, I don't travel to cold places often and that's when I take most of my pictures.

  5. eriksmithdotcom says:

    Well, Christy, then it's a good thing you are in Chiang Mai and not Olso 🙂

  6. Brrr!  I also hate taking photos when it's cold outside… but then again, I just hate being outside when it's cold, period.  😛

  7. DMatasovsky says:

    You need teacher mittens!  Actually they are the ones hunters use that the mitten part can pull back and velco back to get them out of the way, and your fingers are still left in gloves without the fingertips.  You can still switch your lens, but not totally freeze.  Thanks my tip for the day!  Great photos Erik!

  8. These are so neat! My favorites are the Statue of Liberty and the giant hunk of corn – so funny! 

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