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Black Ice

Festival of Angels York ©Carl Milner MilnersBlog

The Festival of Angels was so stunning I’ve had to split it into two separate blogs, this one is all Black & White photography of just the Ice Sculptures. There’s something quite beautiful and ethereal about doing a subject in just B/W, a medium I started using over 25 years ago in the ‘Good Ol’ Days’ of film and bromide when I was studying Graphic Design at Art College in Leeds, since then I’ve only used B/W a few time, the last was with an Ilford film using my Ricoh KR10 Super (which I’ve still got) when my little girl was a toddler running around the house causing mischief (which she still is today)…one of the photo’s is still my favourite shots of her.

In the New Year I’m going dig out my Ricoh and get back to my first roots of photography with film, patience and just a single shot.

This was my ‘first’ post totally using just the new iPad WordPress app

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Festival of Angels

Festival of Angels ©Carl Milner MilnersBlog 62

This weekend me and the lovely Wife visited a truly English Christmas Festival which had transformed the City of York’s unique streets into a wintery wonderland of Ice Sculptures, Festive Stalls, Ice Bars, Street Food and some really cool Street Entertainers. What was even more magical they’d guaranteed a sprinkling of snow, even though fake.. it really added to whole experience.

Although I could write a lot more about the Festival of Angels,  hopefully these 40+ images will tell the story of our day, even though I’ve left quite a few out…which will feature in my Next Post : Black Ice