Keeping an Eye on Whitney

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    Always a high point at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade - Whitney Ward, in the outrageous costumes designed for her by artist Joe Coleman.

    Like last year, there are fangs and blood. This year we add occasional wandering eyes, and gloriously complex headgear - which you'll have to imagine, since most of it isn't actually in this picture. Headgear is like that.

    Bigger? Sure.

    This photo has been spotted as high as #119 in the Flickr daily Interestingness charts.

    ►bynini◄ [slightly away], and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Randsom 81 months ago | reply

      Somebody find Peter Cushing and let's get a stake through this foul (but colorful) creature's heart!

    2. Linus Gelber 81 months ago | reply

      Aw - do we have to? She's pretty cute. It seems a terrible waste.

    3. graynewf [deleted] 81 months ago | reply


    4. jody9 81 months ago | reply

      Oh my. You obviously were in your element here Linus! :))

    5. ~♥~Semi Sweet~♥~ 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Fun House (Post 1 - Comment 1) Contest funniest Face!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Linus Gelber 81 months ago | reply

      Well thankya. Glad you all took a look.

      Jody, it is kind of a day that just yells "Linus" - I love shooting the parade. This year it turned out that my element packs one hell of a sunburn. It's very time-consuming to process these: the light is so vivid and various (and I so unskilled with the flash) that there's often a lot of painting and coaxing to do. But I do love me some mermaids.

      Eddy, thanks - always good to see your icon these parts.

      Semi Sweet, I appreciate the invite, but I rarely go into post&comment groups. Nothing personal.

    7. sululabelle 81 months ago | reply

      she's looking a bit like Amy Winehouse...
      (No offense to Whitney or Joe!)

    8. Jean-Michel Priaux 81 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis l'administrateur du groupe, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez ceci à notre groupe !

    9. Gal Friday_NYC 81 months ago | reply

      Oh Aunt Whitney! I love her so much!!

    10. Ant Eye [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      she's wonderful. i didn't realize that her costumes were all designed by him.

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