As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are getting closer, lets recall that Sochi is one of the warmest subtropical spots in Russia - winters there are very warm and often snow-less. Putin said he guaranteed snow there this year, even if he would have to bring it by helicopters from the surrounding regions. Luckily, he did not have to do it, but there was a lot of jokes in the Russian blogsphere how these winter sports would be played in the absence of snow. Let us think of some new sport disciplines that could (or could not) be added to the winter Olympics.
Create any winter sports that definitely would not make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Many thanks to pcrdds for the contest idea.
Past Sunday, December 1, marked the official end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Though the winter has just started, brutal masses of arctic air are invading most of the US, bringing ice, wind, and sudden drop in temperatures.
Let's see how winter invasion could happen to movies too - "winterize" any movies by adding snow to them and/or adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the movies. You are welcome to "winterize" movie titles too. Bring winter to the big screen!
This Saturday, December 1, will mark the official end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Last year, dry and warm winter disappointed skiers, snowmobilers and winter enthusiasts. They have something to cheer about this week, as weather forecasts across the country promise snowier winter season than we had last year. Let it snow!
To mark the upcoming start of winter, let's "winterize" any famous paintings by adding snow to them and adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the paintings. Adding snow is a must, adding winter clothes is optional.
The surprisingly early snowstorm that smacked the East Coast this weekend picked up energy after crossing the country, producing an "extreme precipitation event" with damaging effects magnified by the fact that leaves remained on the trees. The record-breaking storm on Halloween's eve set itself apart by dumping snow, measuring as deep as 32 inches (81 centimeters) in Peru, Mass., along a wide swath of the East Coast, from Virginia to Maine, at a time when conditions are usually too warm for snow.
To mark this snowfall, you are asked to "winterize" any famous paintings by adding snow to them and adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the paintings. Adding snow is a must, adding winter clothes is optional.
Photoshop this image of winter boy image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: making this winter boy perform some stunts, putting the winter boy into some new environment, changing his winter clothes for some other outfit, using this winter boy image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
You have 4 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to
Tamer Tatlici and
Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.