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Dec 19, 2009, 4:59:27 PM
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My way of celebrating holidays is to make fun of them. :)

Model: me.

Wearing a santa claus suit triggers weird reactions in people. Including me. I was SO tempted to go to a liquor store and buy a case of beer and walk around with it. Or maybe go to the grocery store and wander around cursing "f*ck this sh*t f*cking snow f*ck..." under my breath. Sticking up a 7-11 would probably be going too far, though.

Shot out on the freeway using a radio remote. It turned out that the light was perfect; I wanted about a 1/10 sec exposure, and my light meter told me f/8 1/8. By the way, if you're ever shooting in snow, use an incident light meter not a reflected meter. Then you don't have to compensate for the brightness of the snow, it just comes out right.
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:icondondecerveza:
DonDeCerveza Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
We finally had our first freeze this weekend.
Merry f*cking xxxmas from Texas.

Great work, interesting change from your usual.

May all the pagan joys of solstice be yours.
I'll be in the desert waiting out the apocalypse.
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I'll be in the desert waiting out the apocalypse.


Excellent! I'll probably be right in the middle of it, as usual :)

Happy holidays!
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:iconc0d1g0:
c0d1g0 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Hilarious!
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:icon22spoons:
22spoons Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Brilliant Idea! Keep um rollin - they make me smile!
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:iconbpjk:
bpjk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Креативно.
Надо будет этой зимой что-нибудь подобное отчебучить :)
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
!! Thank you, I think. :D
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:iconwaznitch:
waznitch Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Stunning!!
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:icongmcaq:
gmcaq Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
pretty cool !
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:iconk-9999:
k-9999 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Woah !
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:iconwhye1:
whye1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
its amazing how you got the contrast from the glove and the speeding lorry.you dont often see that juxtoposition of still and movement.funny concept also.
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I had to stand really still while trucks whizzed by at 70mph.. Fun!
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:iconwhye1:
whye1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
fuck me that must have shitted you up the first few times?
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:iconwhye1:
whye1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
you must have shit yourself the first few times those motherfuckers are big!and 70mph.brave dude.have i deviantwatched you i cant remember
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:iconebarroso:
ebarroso Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
jaja....
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:iconroodpa:
roodpa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cracking shot, Marcus. I love it!
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:iconmaxrogue:
MaxRogue Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Oh, Santa... no wonder I didn't get any Christmas gifts this year :(
One of my youngest nephews had a theory that Santa once tripped in the supermarket and died from the fall (I swear I had nothing to do with that), but now I see Santa was just drunk and lost his reindeer in a bet.
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
:lol:
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:iconrobomarkov:
Robomarkov Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Reindeer on strike?
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student General Artist
With a bit more planning maybe next year you can organize a photo shoot robbery.
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Photo shoot robbery... I am trying to think what that would look like. (puzzled)
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student General Artist
It seems that what I imagined and what I typed are two completely different things.
I will try to explain: Organize a photo shoot at a liquor store with the subject being Santa robbing it. Maybe have a beautiful model behind the counter. That sounds more like what I meant.
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Ooh, that'd be a cool-ass shot. It'd be super hard to pull off, though, because I can't imagine a liq store owner going for that, and you'd need to have a few policemen there to make sure that other policemen didn't come by and see what was going on and shoot you. :) That's just a bit too lively for my blood.
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah I figured as much. But still... it would be pretty awesome to see one of these days.
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:iconcigarettesofcandy:
cigarettesOFcandy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
awesome.
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:iconmuskeg:
Muskeg Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   Photographer
I love it!
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asaph70 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
lucky you did not get run over. Thers a bit to much snow on that road for me to stand there for a photo. If that trucker let off the gas to much (wondering why there is some weirdo standing at the side of the road in a Santa suit) he could have jacked knifed and you would be pankcake.
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
I was ready to run, believe me. Although those german army jackboots I am wearing have no tread.

I survived.
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:iconleeinlimbo:
leeinlimbo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
*applause*
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:iconsatanasko:
Satanasko Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Mr.Ranum this incredibly funny piece is not in artistic nudes .. and I see so many naked snowflakes .. You are not boycotting anymore ? :D
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
:D
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Totally funny, and yeah, sticking up a liquor store would be one step over the line. :D
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:iconsol-the-beast:
Sol-The-Beast Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Freaking awesome lol.
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:iconde3pbl4ck:
De3pBl4ck Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFLMAO!
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:iconxxdaxx:
xxDAxx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha cool shot
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Just returned from shooting in the snow with a reflected light meter. :|

Thankfully I also had a digital camera as a backup. (And I adjusted exposure...)

Great picture. :D
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Yeah, you need to overexpose by 2 stops (at least) to get the snow in the ballpark. Or use an incident meter and then it's shooting fish in a barrel.
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:iconericforfriends:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much! I had overexplosed by one stop for this session, and the digital work looks a bit darkish indeed. (I have posted one already, but I adjusted the curves of that one.)
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:iconrubiacaea:
Rubiacaea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Ya know, the santa thing is a little hot. Weird, but hot. Just sayin'...
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
:D
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:iconnurizahra:
NuriZahra Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
LMFAO see, now I want to hitch hike dressed in a holiday costume and see what happens! It looks like you must have had a ton of fun with this! ^_^
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Go for it! Just wear one of the little dresses...
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:iconnurizahra:
NuriZahra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
lmao I just might, but it won't have the same effect because there's no snow here. ^_^
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:iconinupete:
InuPete Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
EPIC!
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:iconlydiabrightblade:
LydiaBrightblade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Take me with you please if you manage to hitch a ride!
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Sure! :D
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:iconwhistfilledsmiles:
whistfilledsmiles Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
ah love it, as usual :P
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
you are a genius.....
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:iconmarkarandjus:
MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Say MJ are those truck light traces real? They look great!
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Yep. I shot with 1/8 second shutter, so it blurred; that was all done in-camera.
It's the easiest way to make an image look realistic. :)
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:iconohno-moment:
Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
"Trading Places"
you could have stuffed some lox in your suit
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