Photographer: Steve Dropkin. Colorised
About the image. A somewhat-abstract shot of an ice palace built in St. Paul,
Minnesota, USA, for the 2004 St. Paul Winter Carnival.
Some 27,000 blocks of ice mined from local lakes (!) were built into a turreted castle which was 240 feet (approximately 80 meters) wide by 75 feet (approximately 25 meters) high. The Palace was located across the street from the arena in which the 2004 National Hockey League All-Star game was held; approximately 500,000 visitors from all the world saw
this year's Palace.
The photo was taken at dusk on February 7 with my trusty OM-1, a 50 mm
f/1.8 lens, and Fuji Superia 400 film. I guess it was close to f/1.8 using
available light (only the backlighting of the Palace), for no longer than 1/30 second.
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