Monday, January 25, 2010

Avoid the 6-bull pileup on the inbound I-90

Over the weekend, our town hosted its 24th annual snow-sculpting competition. Contestants finished just in time to have their work judged before the spitting rain began pitting their work.

Is there anything more masculine than a bull? How about a buffalo bull? How about a whole pile of buffalo bulls?? Come to think of it, I'll bet Buffalo Bill was considered pretty manly in his day, as well.

Shutter: 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 200, 39mm RAW, handheld. Tweaked the exposure in PS RAW editor, desaturated to convert to B&W (which it mostly was, anyway, due to gray-white sky and snow). Bumped the clarity slider to bring out the grain from the carving tools.


  1. Now this is pure talent..isn't it sad when these melt after the artists take so much time to construct them?? I have never seen snow sculptures like this, so this is a real treat!

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday! :)

  2. What an interesting event you have snapped. Never seen such a pile of bull! Good job on the photo.
    A day late Happy Birthday to you.

  3. I have been accused of speaking a load of that on occasions but, never seen it depicted in Snow before, great take.

  4. They must have sculpted that one just for your theme!! Great capture!!

  5. Very cool! I love your title too. LOL on John's comment too. Good choice on the processing!

  6. A great photo. I love all of the detail that you included in the sculpture, and that had to be difficult. It's a shame that it's all going to melt.

  7. What a cool thing! Nicely done and a fine title once again.


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