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Cool off with an ice cold beer-d
Cool off with an ice cold beer-d
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Advertisement III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G
Location: Michigan
Date: Jan 30, 2008
Aperture: F9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Black and White, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2008

I would like to dedicate this picture to my buddy Cliff. This was 100% his idea, just my interpretation. Also, a special thanks to my girlfriend for helping with the setup.

I really wanted to enter something similar for the 'ice' challenge, but it just wasn't cold enough. I've been growing my beard out specifically to make an ice-beard, and I'm pretty happy that I was able to incorporate it into a challenge. I really wish I would have been able to highlight the beer a little better though, but I didn't notice this until I was all thawed out and looking at them on my computer. I didn't want anything to do with round 2 of the freezing temperatures. I think my score will suffer due to some complaints about not being able to read the label or it not being the main subject of focus. I had fun though.

Thanks everyone for all the votes and comments. This picture is a real big step up for me and my photography. I'm really pleased to have placed in the top 10. Some people are wondering if that's a real ice beard, and in fact it is. Here are the steps in how it's made:

- Grow beard out long enough so the ice will stay off your face and you won't give yourself frostbite
- Wait for a perfect day when the temperatures are no higher than 15 degrees Fahrenheit
- Bundle up, get your beard wet, and step outside
- Sit in front of a fan with a spray bottle and keep adding water to your beard every 20 seconds or so

After about an hour you'll have the ice-beard. You definitely want to figure out where you will take the picture before your face is frozen because it gets pretty uncomfortable after a while. Good luck to anyone who tries it and please let me know/give credit if it's due. Thanks again to all the voters.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 157
Avg (all users): 6.7280
Avg (commenters): 7.5500
Avg (participants): 6.5484
Avg (non-participants): 6.7872
Views since voting: 4857
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 250
Comments: 31
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/13/2008 12:31:28 PM
Yeah man this shot rocks. Really thought it would finish top 3. But congrats on top 10 and all the hard work you put into it. It really paid off.
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02/13/2008 10:00:33 AM
Thanks!

Message edited by author 2009-10-04 23:51:36.
02/13/2008 05:25:01 AM
Really creative, great shot and a brilliant idea.
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02/13/2008 04:48:20 AM
wait wait...i don't get it. That's real ice???? How did you get those icicles on your face?
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02/13/2008 02:58:53 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish, brilliant idea, well executed!
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02/13/2008 02:29:14 AM
You look just like Jason Lee on "My Name is Earl"! ha
Very funny shot! Congrats!
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02/13/2008 01:35:35 AM
The photo is great! but i really want to know how you made the ice beard!!!???
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02/13/2008 01:03:31 AM
very creative and funny! love it!

Sapporo is good too! ;-D
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02/13/2008 12:22:26 AM
Congrats on your new personal best (and by a loooong way)! Congrats also on top 10. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2008 02:49:14 PM
Creative and and funny!!!Cool shot!!!!
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02/11/2008 02:37:39 AM
hilarious!
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02/11/2008 01:07:44 AM
I laughed so hard at this!
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02/10/2008 04:08:06 PM
Great shot - funny title !

Good crop - good technicals - very nice overall.

Like it.
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02/10/2008 01:27:53 PM
Interesting concept that I could easily see as a tv spot. Product is well presented and has "Very cold" feel. Nice work.
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02/10/2008 06:56:04 AM
nice work
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02/09/2008 05:01:02 AM
Very clever.
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02/08/2008 10:36:15 PM
Love the picture and title! Very creative
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02/08/2008 08:07:03 PM
my favorite!
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02/07/2008 10:52:45 PM
LOL love your mind.
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02/07/2008 09:00:45 PM
Great shot, composition and idea. Nice work.
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02/07/2008 06:15:02 PM
yes!!!! brilliant
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02/07/2008 04:55:35 PM
hah. you made me laugh. nice frozen beard effect!
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02/06/2008 06:02:24 PM
Nice icicles.
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02/06/2008 04:38:01 PM
Interesting picture. It is fairly effective.
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02/06/2008 03:13:26 PM
great picture
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02/06/2008 09:43:19 AM
How can he smile with a beard of ice.
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02/06/2008 09:33:11 AM
he must be pretty cold
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02/06/2008 08:59:00 AM
lol
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02/06/2008 04:54:10 AM
brilliant idea that didn't ned the flat pun in the title
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02/06/2008 02:45:55 AM
Fantastic work! This is one I can imagine in a magazine advertising the product.
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02/06/2008 12:09:27 AM
one of a kind shot. absolutely fantastic. i will look forward to knowing how did you make that beard :) gotta be on the podium next week.
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