Last weekend we visited the Oregon WinterFest event in Bend. I always look forward to seeing the fire pits and there were over 20 entries this year.
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (LAPC) this week is Treasure Hunt. I thought the fire pits fit perfectly under the suggested topic of “something hot.” Here are a few of the sculptures I saw at the WinterFest event.
A scaly tree holding a suspended ball of fire
This one looked like kindling hovering over a fire
Tall and graceful, reaching for the sky
This triangular one had flames that pulsed to the music
A salmon leaping above the flames
Cattails swaying in the breeze
A cyclone of spinning metal
The reflective discs spun with the slightest breeze so this one was always in motion
This one reminds me of the space needle in Seattle
Mountains and their wildlife in a lovely panoramic display
See my recent That’s some Pig! post for one more of these amazing fire pit sculptures.
I’m impressed by the artists that create these works. The sculptures have to look great and be fully functional as a fire pit. Not an easy task!
More pictures of fire pits at this event:
14 thoughts on “Fire pits alight at WinterFest: LAPC”
So unusual and beautiful!
Yes, they were! I don’t know how they come up with ideas to make those. 😁
Very creative for sure!
I really like the first one, the tree and the ball.
Yeah, I liked that one and the last one best. 🙂
I think these are wonderful.
They certainly were!
Thank you for introducing this fire pits to us! Beautifully captured.
Thanks for stopping by to look at my photos of them!
Must admit I’ve not heard of this and the creativity is amazing Siobhan! My fav is the salmon. So lifelike and of course a double whammy for the treasure hunt 😊😊
Yes, the fire pits were very creative! Thanks for offering us a challenge with so many possibilities.
I’ve never attended Winterfest. Maybe next year!
They have fire pits, light sculptures, and ice carvings. Food, stuff to buy, and entertainment too. It can be pretty cold though. 🥶
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