This winter has supplied plenty to work with: extreme cold snaps, feet of snow, frost and fog. They all figure in when a photo shoot is planned. Though it’s easy to run from rough weather, taking advantage of it requires a little more finesse. Thinking outside the box….or inside of the ice box really comes into play.
Today’s model is Foto Fab Poppy Parker. She is wearing Sweet in Switzerland Poppy’s furry hat & hand warmer, the jumpsuit from Barbie’s Winter Weekend fashion, a hoodie sweater (originally sold as a Christmas ornament) from Christopher and Banks (a women’s clothing store) and Pure Evil Misaki’s boots.
Poppy’s ice enclosure was made by freezing water in baking pans with a raised edge. Each frozen panel was placed (taller side up) in the snow to create walls and then were secured with a “mortar” of snow mixed with water to seal the joins. I froze the pans of water during a cold week near January’s end when the days stayed below freezing and the nights were in the teens or single digits. It was an ambitious plan, but it made an otherwise unbearably frigid week or so something to look forward to.
Poppy’s “ice house” was constructed in our front yard and it caught the sun’s brilliance for most of the day. It was interesting to watch the changes in illumination as time ticked by; glowing with the morning light shining through it, highlighting the clarity and opacity of the ice and then glimmering, sparkling in the afternoon sunshine. Poppy’s photos were taken under both of these conditions in the images here. I took quite a few, so you can see more by clicking on the link to my Flickr pages.
Winter’s Mystery –
Wrapped In A Blizzard
Inside A Snowglobe