Saturday, July 17, 2010

World's Tallest Clown

1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200, 18mm (cropped to about 35mm)

This amazing performer made a surprise appearance at the Philmont Western/Patriotic Days Family Parade. He was a big hit.

Some new friends from Philmont loaned us this costume. They suggested that Catie be the "head" of this clown, but she wasn't in the mood when the time came. Cole was happy to fill in. The fellow who originally wore the costume with one (or perhaps many) of his grandchildren was probably 6-8 inches taller than me. Those pant legs are folded up some 15-18 inches underneath.

Truthfully, we got lots of fun reactions to this costume. EVERYONE wanted to take pictures. Happily, my mug was hidden from view (though I could see out well enough not to fall on someone or take a step into the pond).
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