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The Curious Case of Marty 'Bigfoot' McClure
The Curious Case of Marty 'Bigfoot' McClure
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Every Picture Tells A Story (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Strobist Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: park
Date: May 3, 2008
Aperture: ?
ISO: ?
Shutter: ?
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2008

Marty wasn't unhappy with his life, just confused by its appendages. Like most boys, Marty had the normal growth spurt, topping out and holding steady at a shade over six feet. What bewildered Marty was his feet-both of them. They hadn't stopped growing, not even for a moment and now as he strapped on his size 24 sneakers, he realized that professional basketball might not be his best career path. He had what the scouts call 'game' and they came from both seaboards to Preston Falls, Indiana, hoping to catch a glimse of Marty and his feet.

His parents had taken Marty to every podiatrist, shrink, and tea leaf reader in Stumbleford County, but no one could halt the staggering growth rate of his feet. In the recesses of their hearts, they knew that Marty's feet would outgrow the full ride scholarship and all its trapping.

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Thanks for the votes and thanks to 21.gif Venom for modeling my short shorts, and tank outfit, compete with headband.

Shot before sunrise, one 430EX with brolly top right. Processing mainly to reveal some detail and sharpen up parts of the image as the flash didn't freeze him completely. Two RAW conversions- one for the orange in the sky, and one for the bluer tones. Probably shouldn't have vignetted so heavily but I wanted to really make it 'wacky' and 'zany'. :)

The shoes really are huge. They are bonafide clown shoes! I had a couple of other shots that showed their size a little better but I liked this angle the best.

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.7654
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 6.6711
Avg (non-participants): 6.8488
Views since voting: 3382
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 162
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/13/2008 03:30:33 PM
This is too cool. Nice bit of humour. The lighting and the post process is great. The outfit and the chucks are classic.
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05/12/2008 10:53:37 AM
nice shot. love the colours and angle
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05/12/2008 10:45:02 AM
Thought this deserved a ribbon..nice placing anyway...my Favorite..fit the Challenge perfectly..
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05/12/2008 09:54:58 AM
I thought this was a great photo - loved the shoes! It fit the challenge perfectly as I felt this was something that you'd see in a modern fairy tale book.
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05/12/2008 09:43:48 AM
Great image, excellent lighting. Congrats on 5th place, Mark.
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05/12/2008 09:41:17 AM
great lighting, great finish mark!
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05/12/2008 08:45:12 AM
Cool. Big congrats on top 5, Mark!
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05/12/2008 12:19:47 AM
Congrats on the honorable mention, and yes, do continue the story! :)
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05/12/2008 12:04:01 AM
I loved this shot...congrats on the top 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2008 11:07:37 PM
His feet certainly do look enormous! Good lighting and colors. I like the angle as well. Among my top five. Good luck
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05/08/2008 07:50:19 PM
Look at the air underneath those shoes! The vignetting adds a great touch here. The colors actually look awesome too. -BB

PS. Of course I want to "fav" it.
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05/07/2008 12:00:39 PM
lol strange. i totally want to know the story. the ball on the ground is a nice touch
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05/06/2008 09:15:23 AM
Sounds like a winning storyline and a great image to go with it as well.
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05/06/2008 05:50:45 AM
Wow... how many flash you used?
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05/05/2008 08:38:54 PM
Like the humor and processing.
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05/05/2008 06:23:06 PM
Very nicely done!
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05/05/2008 06:18:55 PM
what strange photo. it have an unusual perspective, all the dimentions of the object in the image seems fake not only the foots. probably for the position(the tilted image help you here) or for the lens on the camera. good the colours. 8 for the photo+2 for the idea of this point of view.
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05/05/2008 05:22:54 PM
everything is awesome but i must comment that the burning on the top and left edges is a bit too obvious and detracts from the shot. Otherwise, the colors are awesome, lighting on the shooter is great (so is his pose), and everythign else is well put together, 8, gl
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05/05/2008 01:51:06 PM
I love the angle and the colors. Also, the fact that you have to look closely to see where the story is! Great work! 9
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05/05/2008 08:44:58 AM
Amazing!
10
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05/05/2008 08:33:11 AM
Nice image... I really like it. great use of lighting... I'm not sure I'm wild about the tilted horizon... but otherwise very nicely done. 9
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05/05/2008 08:30:12 AM
great shot, the editing has a real cartoon look about it which suits the image 8
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05/05/2008 08:15:07 AM
Excellent timing, cool effect, and a great action image........
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