Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

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There are many ways to do the unusual, bright pictures. Photographer Sam Scholes visited the Midway Ice Castles in Utah and embodied fire and ice.

Sam Scholes uses long-exposures to capture the movement of fire in front of ice-covered backdrops. The result of this technique – captured at Midway Ice Castles in Utah is a vibrant image with the warm light dancing across the cold scenes. (Photo by Sam Scholes/Caters News).

1. In the United States there are several ice castles. One of them was built in Lincoln, the second – in Breckenridge (Colorado) and the third castle built in Midway (Utah). (Photo by Sam Scholes):

Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

2. The idea belongs to Brent Christensen, founder of Ice Castles. It all started a few years ago, when Christensen was building in his yard and needle mazes for kids. Gradually, the technology improved, and now everyone can visit this ice castle. (Photo by Sam Scholes):

Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

3. Unusual ice castles is not only the complexity of the design to the halls and passages, but also that their thickness continued to grow throughout the winter season. Only in March, with the onset of heat, structures begin to melt. (Photo by Sam Scholes):

Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

4. But back to the fire and ice. Freezelight – it’s an amazing art “frozen light.” Freezelight also called the painting of light, of photography, etc., but all these names in common – drawing with light. Freezelight done with just a few basic tools: camera, light source and the author’s imagination. (Photo by Sam Scholes):

Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

5. Solidified light shutter speed is fixed at typically 10 to 30 seconds. (Photo by Sam Scholes):

Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

6. And these pictures do with steel wool. It works as follows: take steel wool, wrapped around an iron base and ignited. The whole thing is unwound from a rope and take snapshots at slow shutter speeds. (Photo by Sam Scholes):

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Fire and Ice Castles: Midway Ice Castles in Utah by Photographer Sam Scholes

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