The 31st round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt is upon us. This is my entry for the word "Float"
I knew pretty much right away that I wanted to have Deadpool floating in a pool of some sort. I just didn't know how to do it.
I googled doll sized pool floats and was pleasantly surprised to find that, not only do these things exist in the scale I needed (1/6 scale), but there were tons of options at reasonable prices. Turns out they are also used as floating drink holders. I picked a pack that looked the most like what Deadpool would want, and two-day shipped those suckers post haste!
There is a pond in a walking park near my house that I thought would be perfect for this sort of floaty scenery. I took this photo on a scouting mission:
Before I sent my $200 Deadpool figure floating across a pond, I wanted some assurance I'd get him back in once piece. So I tied some fishing line to the float so I could hold on to him from the shoreline.
I packed up, retreated, and bided my time.
[not pictured: me biding my time]
As Hamilton once sang "I'm not gonna miss my shot." (also "Holy shit, Burr shot me!"- Hamilton is one crazy mofo)
I was in the park taking my daily walk a week later and noticed the pond was much clearer, so I grabbed my wife again and rushed over. This time things were almost perfect.
I got my shot...