Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photo Feature : "Harbin Ice and Snow Festival"

Photo Feature

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival


Harbin Ice Festival of China is well known all through the world due to the beautiful Ice-made structures and various enjoyable activities. Mr. Anup Sah, a well known photo artist of India, is before us with a photo feature on this festival.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma

“Harbin lies in the Heilongjiang Province of China and this is the frozen North Eastern region of country. Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang and borders Russia and Mongolia. This place is China’s most popular winter destination. At the time of their New Year, Chinese organize Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin every year.

Huge chunks of ice are cut from a frozen River and then shaped into translucent sculptures and buildings etc. Colored lights are set inside the structures and the Chinese call them lanterns. A number of activities, like, Skiing/ ice sliding, display of fireworks, football matches etc. take place here. It takes about 3 hours to reach Harbin from Shanghai through flight. We faced minus 30 degree temperature at Harbin this year. In such situation, photography proved to be a difficult task. Here are a few photographs taken during my trip to Harbin. Just have a glance.”

-Anup Sah


  1. Dear Pankaj Ji
    Superb images.Thanks to Anup Sah and Thanks to you.

    Godavari Vallabh Niwas
    Makarana Mohalla,
    Jodhpur - 342002

  2. Wow....great images. thanks for sharing , Sir.
    smita pandey-delhi

  3. This is mind blowing. Congrats to Anupji for taking such beautiful pictures in odd conditions.

  4. Great work done by a compitent photographer. Thanks for sharing Pankaj Ji.
    Rishabh Sinha

  5. Wow.........Fabulous Work Sir!

    Rgds Rajeev Kashyap

  6. Dear Dr. Pankaj Sharma,
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos. This is the first time i hear about this Festival. I would like to be there.
    A big hug from Spain

  7. Classic work of great artist,Thanks for sharing.

  8. Really very useful photo feature. Thanks Sir.

  9. Thanks a lot Anup shah ji for sharing these Pictures, Excellence and You are synonyms So Can't Comment further, only one word for all photographs AWESOME.

  10. It looks like " A Difrent World "for us
    Just like a dream comes true ............
    Very nice Photographs,Thanks for sharing

  11. My dear Pankaj:

    You are a divine soul.

    Jug Jug Jio

    Love and regards,

    R.K Paul-DELHI