Saturday, February 06, 2021

Photography Scavenger Hunt Round 30: Upside Down

This is a behind the scenes of my "upside down" shot for the 30th round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt.

Almost immediately I got stuck on the idea of Australia.  I wanted to get a Crocodile Dundee figure standing on a globe, upside down.  I lacked a Croc Dundee figure, and the ones that existed were way too expensive.

I went with my backup idea of dressing Deadpool up as someone from the outback.  So I got him a hat, and a machete. Originally I carved a machete out of a piece of wood with a Dremel, but I didn't like how it turned out, so I 3D printed one instead.

Somewhere along the line I remembered that I've always wanted to recreate the Hamilton poster, but with Deadpool instead of Hamilton.  Ya know, this poster:

To match this I posed Deadpool in a similar poste to Alexander Hamilton:

After that it was a decent amount of Photoshopping to merge the image with a star and textures to create the Hamilton look.  Once I got it looking right proper side up, I flipped the whole thing... upside down.

One thing I couldn't decide on was whether to flip the text upside down or leave it upright.  I finally asked an impartial person (my son) and. he thought the text should be right side up, so thats how I left it.

The final image is here: