Shooting images through objects -- a bullet-riddled window, a rain-drop covered windshield, a hole in the fence -- work sometimes, and at other times are gimmicky. I like the way this image, shot through ice works. Does it depict the ice castles well, as a strict news image? Maybe not, but it becomes an interesting piece of abstract art to look at.
The lit ice and snow world is seen through an ice block during the opening of the Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, the capital city of China's northernmost province Heilongjiang, Friday night, Jan. 5, 2007. The ice and snow festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Braving temperatures that can reach 35 degrees Celsius below zero tourist flock by the thousands to enjoy the ice carvings and snow sculptures on display.