Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

I don't really know what to say about this statue. The owner must not have been happy gazing upon the sculptor's work and felt the need to embellish it. And that, he did. I cleaned up the image a tad to allow viewing by all age groups. I had to use Photoshop since I was unable to find a fig leaf. I don't suppose any of you have something similar in your backyards? I thought not.

20 comments:

  1. btw, he still has his rod in his hand!

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  2. You're pretty good with Photoshop! :)

    This reminds me of what people do to the statue (though no nudes there) called "Waiting for the Interurban" in Seattle.

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  3. It looks strange with that outfit, but interesting, especially the hat!

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  4. This is weird as much as creative! You can call this an installation and send it off to the MoMA...

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  5. I'm sure it would look better unadorned and naked.

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  6. The way some folks decorate statues always amuses me. There are some wags out there who take it upon themselves to "improve" the images. I wonder if the owner did this or some mischievious gremlins?

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  7. I've got to say, you've got some pretty unusual neighbors.

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  8. Cleaning up a statue? Why would you do that?

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  9. Where do you find this stuff?

    I am starting to have some serious concerns with the taste of Fort Lauderdalians!

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  10. It's different indeed!
    Great work in this picture!
    Léia :)

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  11. Is that an extra big rifle in your holster, or are you just happy to see me

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  12. You live in an area that is ripe with wonderful odd shots!

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  13. Ha! Now that you mention it, I can't recall spotting anything similar recently in my back yard...

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  14. You must have some interesting neighbors! The statue is prepared for all opportunities-- parrot training, fishing, excessive sun, tin can plinking, Christmas, and in case an artist shows up, modeling...

    Three Rivers Daily Photo

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  15. That's not strange--it looks just like what I wear when I go out trolling.

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  16. I'm starting to think that you stage these things . . . or is Ft. Lauderdale really that insane? I may have to visit.

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  17. Not in my back yard---just naked horses.
    Some people just have an urge to dress anything in odd things. MB

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  18. I'm thinking Florida is a bit more unusual than I had previously thought!

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