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A Swirl Lollipop?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

One of my larger creations after making tracks on a large blank "canvas" of snow. It took me about 10-15 minutes to make this. I could only imagine what some of the passing motorists were thinking as they drove through the park watching a man walking around in circles for 15 minutes. They couldn't see that something was being "created" in the snow as they were about 200 feet away and at grade.

I actually started from the outside (so that I could see how large of a circle I could start with) and worked my way in. Then when I hit the center, I had to take large side steps into the tracks previously made. Then there was the "lollipop stick" created at the bottom of the photo.

Photo captured December 27, 2010.

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Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

12 Jan 2011 5:42am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

you have been at it again, nice one

12 Jan 2011 6:26am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

very creative work and b&w was the right thing for this pic

12 Jan 2011 7:05am

manisha from east london, South Africa

i love your creative streak - very imaginitive and a beautiful result!

12 Jan 2011 7:55am

tataray from france, France

J'aime les gens qui font des choses un peu hors du commun !... ))
Superbe création ... tu es un artiste...
En + ça fait aussi du sport ... Lol...
Original ... bravo.

12 Jan 2011 9:21am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very creative.. worth the 15 mins :)>

12 Jan 2011 9:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Do you do crop circle as well lol?

12 Jan 2011 10:19am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

what wan´t people to do to get a great shot!
your efforts are really successful, very interesting b/w composing!

12 Jan 2011 10:50am

JCJ from Troyes, France

great work to create an original shot

12 Jan 2011 11:04am

Franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this is what i'd call creative, both with the mind and with the camera! and you packed it all in a wonderfully clever frame and turned it into a stunning mono!

12 Jan 2011 11:08am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice. More interesting than a snow angel. Kind of looks like a snowy labyrinth.

12 Jan 2011 11:27am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Nice composition, lighting and details...

12 Jan 2011 11:58am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super image . how cool it is ;)

12 Jan 2011 1:55pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is EXCELLENT, Steven! I would have loved to be there and assist in some way ;-) You did a great job and once agin prove my theory about your work that it is complete, well-thought out, and always always fantastic!! Too cool!

12 Jan 2011 2:56pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

That's fun!

12 Jan 2011 3:41pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Wonderful snow covered crop circle, you were caught in the act. Wish someone from
aminus had caught you doing this, would have been a hoot. Creative self landscape.

12 Jan 2011 4:19pm

@Phil David Morris: I actually thought of setting my tripod up showing me in the act. Maybe next time? :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think visitors from space may have done this! ;-) Cool shot.

12 Jan 2011 6:34pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Haha, I love this project. It is funny and playful, and the result is great. Nice photo.

12 Jan 2011 9:35pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Love this composition! Like crop circles!!!! Wonderful light and scene! Well captured!!!!

13 Jan 2011 12:55am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Wild Mustang beat me to it. I thought about winter crop circles.

13 Jan 2011 2:29am

Kala from United States

Super creative work. I love your snow filled lollipop.

13 Jan 2011 3:33am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Hehe, you have a waggish sense of humour. :-)

13 Jan 2011 9:44am

laura from the beach..., United States

a true artistic composition from start to finish. thank god you didn't get tired or tripped over your boots. awesome! bravo and aloha 8:)

14 Jan 2011 4:42am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Beautiful capture of an of course beautiful and imaginative creation.

14 Jan 2011 7:31am