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Captain Jack Sparrow vs. Dread Pirate Roberts (230/365)

Captain Jack Sparrow vs. Dread Pirate Roberts (230/365)

Posted to Flickr on 18 August 2010. Part of the Duel 365 series.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Treacherous and unpredictable member of the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas, who survives mostly by his wits and who is attempting to find his lost ship, the Black Pearl.

Dread Pirate Roberts: Captain of the ship Revenge who frequently achieves the "inconceivable," never leaves captives alive, and is secretly the farm boy Westley attempting to find his lost love Buttercup.

If they had to fight, who would win?

#230 in the Duel 365 series.


These two swashbuckling pirates have also been seen dueling in these places:

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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Duel 365

Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.


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