The sun sets on a legendary Texan

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  1. spiralout

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    I had no idea who was depicted in this statue until I posted it on the Texas Photo Forum. Apparently it's a statue of Homer "The Sissy" Johnson, who was laughed out of Houston in the mid 19th century (not before being tarred and feathered, though!) for insisting on wearing a cape! Had I known that, I probably wouldn't have portrayed him in this light! :)

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Or... it could be Sam Houston.... who the city is named after.
     
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    Really... well I guess I've been had! *frowns*
     
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    What's wrong with wearing a cape? I want one! btw, nice sunset, mine didn't turn out nearly so well...
     
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    Nothing! I'd wear mine if it weren't so damned hot all the time! ;-)
     
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    I think I've picked up on it. All we have to do is have a conversation while completely ignoring Scott! ;)

    (sorry)
     
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    What is that you guys? *post pump* I can't hear you! :mrgreen:
     
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    :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:



    (I'm sorry too. That wasn't funny at all ;))
     
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    I'm sure someone who isn't from Houston will eventually wander in here and talk about what a great picture this is......

    .... anytime now.
     
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    so the guy rides light in the saddle.......im sure he wasn't the only gu..........jeeze, im sorry, you wanted kudos for the pic..right?

    focusing your attention on the sky was the ticket as you caught some awesome rays and created a very strong silhouette. well done!
     
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    Brilliant IMO :) Love the sunset, the silhouette is perfect, and who the crap cares who it is b/c he's wearing a cape :lol: If you really want to have your thread hijacked we could start talking about Batman Begins :lol: Really though Scott, you have a great eye for everything :) Usually I think that most statue pictures suck b/c they're so boring but this one rocks :)
     

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