In this contest, we are going to freeze stuff!

Your goal is to take any photo and freeze the main subject. Do this by either turning it into ice or by covering it with a layer of ice. It's important that you only freeze the main subject, so it can stand out from the rest of the environment. Don't create any freezing effects on the rest of the photo. You can, however, use a winter landscape as a background if the contrast with the subject is big enough. At least 50% of the subject has to be frozen.

If you don't know how to achieve this effect, have a look at this excellent tutorial from Blue Lightning TV: Create an ice sculpture of someone. In this video, he's explaining how to freeze a person. You are not limited to people though, the subject can be any object or animal. In the comments, you can find download links for the brushes that he used in the tutorial. You are allowed to use these custom brushes, but it's not required.

Frozen ice sculpture
— Frozen ice sculpture —

Some more resources to get you started:

Good luck!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

PS 2: Ideas for future contests can be submitted here. The best ideas will be picked and turned into a contest. Make sure to clearly define the rules and objectives of the contest.

Staaan avatarLevel 20
Staaan

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about this contest, reply to this comment!

Good luck! πŸ‘‡

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired

You should supply the photo so we can all see how everyone handles the same subject.

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to retired :

I miss read that when I responded to Stan. I see what you mean. All work off the same image supplied.

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Cosmix :

Exactly Cosmix, this way we get to see the same image handled differently by different people, this way we gets to say, "hey, ...why didn't I think of doing it that way."

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to self:

But contest already started, so it's too late.

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gimly.u replied to retired :

How about a set of 3 images to pick from

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to gimly.u :

That could work too.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

A general note my phone shows the entry time as zero all the time but my desktop is fine. ?

Retired are you suggesting like a split screen entry or be sure to link back to the original
Source used in the comments under the entry ?

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Cosmix :

I'm just suggesting that we all work on the same (supplied to us) image and learn from one another.

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Zizounai replied to Cosmix :

This is a theme contest, it is not about a specific photography. Here you must find an idea and create a scenery which corresponds to the theme of something frozen in a normal temperature surrounding πŸ˜‰
There are 2 kinds of contests: theme or image provided. This is a theme contest!!!!

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Zizounai :

Is there something wrong with combining both in one contest?

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Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Zizounai replied to retired :

Maybe for another contest, as this is not what is planned for this one, as some people started to create something with their own sources.

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Zizounai :

Yes, as I’ve said, it’s too late now.

Staaan avatarLevel 20
Staaan replied to Cosmix :

Are you talking about the countdown?

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Staaan :

I was trying to get across the idea of you giving us an image (same for everyone), and we apply the theme of ice to it, ...but it's too late now since there are 2 entries so far.

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to self:

Maybe another time.

Staaan avatarLevel 20
Staaan replied to retired :

My reply was to Cosmix :)

I know what you mean, will take it into consideration for a future contest

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Staaan :

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ƒ

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix replied to Staaan :

Yes my phone always says contest closes in 0d 0h 0m. The desktop shows the actual countdown left. This is a link to a screenshot of my phone

https://imgur.com/a/NCLw7zI

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Staaan avatarLevel 20
Staaan replied to Cosmix :

Is the time set correctly on your phone?

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to Staaan :

I have the same problem

PaoloCassinis avatarLevel 4
PaoloCassinis

Why I cant vote?

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retired avatarLevel 11
retired replied to PaoloCassinis :

Voting not available on phone ???

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to retired :

Voting is not showing up on anything. No one can vote. I sent a message to Staaan but he obviously has not seen it yet.

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Staaan avatarLevel 20
Staaan replied to Skyangel :

Can you try now?

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel replied to Staaan :

All good now Staaan.

Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Staaan, the voting bar is not showing up. It is impossible to vote.
https://imgur.com/a/PJqDgjq

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