Undertoad Friday Dec 15 06:22 AM
December 15, 2006: Reindeer race
SPUCK Friday Dec 15 06:48 AM
Okay... I'll bite.
footfootfoot Friday Dec 15 07:23 AM
ajaccio Friday Dec 15 08:52 AM
Sheldonrs Friday Dec 15 09:16 AM
Is it just me, or does the driver look like a fat jolly man with a red suit?
Elspode Friday Dec 15 09:49 AM
Old-fashioned truck dodge! Radical, dudes.
Elspode Friday Dec 15 09:52 AM
Does this look 'Shopped to anyone besides me? Something's not right about the edges of the reindeer and the interface of their hooves/legs with the snow. I also find the depth of focus to be suspect.
Flint Friday Dec 15 09:54 AM
Hoof Hearted Friday Dec 15 09:56 AM
What you are seeing that looks "odd" to you, is the outline around the two reindeer on the left. The headlights from the truck are limning them with light and it makes their outlines look different from the other r'deer.
Undertoad Friday Dec 15 09:56 AM
barefoot serpent Friday Dec 15 10:38 AM
There could also be some foreshortening in that image. The truck could be a fur piece or more behind the deer.
TorasMommy Friday Dec 15 12:38 PM
It does look a bit shopped. The three on the right in front of the snowcloud have a "crispness" around them, similar to the two in front of the truck. However they all seem to have a "splash" in the snow where their hooves hit.
trs Friday Dec 15 02:09 PM
Tomtheman5 Friday Dec 15 03:29 PM
Haha this totally reminds me of that Family Guy episode:
smillie Friday Dec 15 03:39 PM
Makes me think the driver has a box of RoadKill Helper.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Dec 15 08:56 PM
I think that truck is carrying a machine to groom ski slopes. Maybe they use Reindeer to keep the slopes from overgrowing in the off season.
tw Friday Dec 15 10:40 PM
Is the picture photoshopped? Well there is a photographer behind that camera and he is not running for his life.
SPUCK Saturday Dec 16 05:57 AM
pdaoust Saturday Dec 16 12:51 PM
dang! I saw this somewhere! Actually, I thought I'd seen it on IOTD a few days ago, but apparently not. I must have seen it in meatspace, in a local newspaper, but I can't seem to find it. Anyway, the story is that the reindeer just happened to get in the way of the truck, which is carrying snow grading equipment. (Being a Canuck I can tell you they'd probably just use that equipment on roads, not ski hills.)
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Dec 16 03:07 PM
I doubt if any equipment big enough to clear roads, would fit in that dump truck and be light enough to load/unload. Maybe parking lots.
steppana Sunday Dec 17 01:33 AM
The photo with the truck was taken with a long telephoto lens which is why the truck and reindeer seem so close to the photographer as well as to each other. In reality, there was more than likely at least half a mile separating them.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Dec 17 02:12 AM
Welcome to the Cellar, steppana.
pdaoust Sunday Dec 17 02:08 PM
You're probably right, xxoxoBruce. I've seen those little tractors being rented for Wal-Mart parking lots. The graders they use on the streets are these huge monsters that are about as big as the the truck in the photo. And their buckets are full of sand.
CaliforniaMama Tuesday Dec 19 02:56 AM
On Dasher, on Prancer, on Comet and Vixen . . .