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Double Threat

Iowa State Cyclones big man Jameel McKay shows off his 7'4 wingspan. The fire and ice represent his talents on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Shot on the Canon 5DsR so I'm making a large metal print of this for the studio!

Canon 5DS R
70mm · f/11.0 · 1/200s · ISO 400
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Bill Larkin's picture

This is excellent, Dan! not that I am surprised from you!

Dan McClanahan's picture

Thanks Bill! We need to meet in person one of these days.

Crystal Provencher's picture

Badass! Love this. Really well done.

Dan McClanahan's picture

Thanks Crystal!

pelle piano's picture

Yes, yes and yes. Marvelous.

Dan McClanahan's picture

Marvelous is a good word... I need to start using it instead of "awesome"

gabe s's picture

Go Cyclones.

Dan McClanahan's picture

Are you from the area??

gabe s's picture

Iowa City, but travel to Des Moines quite often.

Christopher Elder's picture

Go Hawkeyes :) lol Cool pic

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Dan McClanahan's picture

Glad you like it!

Elijah Rodney's picture

Amazing. I can't stop staring!

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Arun Hegden's picture

Woahh..amazing shot..:)
I remebered the Song of Ice and Fire when i saw this..;)

Jason Ranalli's picture

Wow..this is so deserving of POTD. Great work!!!

lijo joy's picture

love man, gives some inspiration for me

Tricia Floyd's picture

Fantastic! I follow you on IG and your art is truly amazing!

clifford yates's picture

OK. This is so awesome, marvelous, or what ever kick ass descriptive word one chooses to use. I live in the Ames area and have driven past your studio many times wanting to stop to meet you but never have. I have been impressed with your work for sometime. I have watched your composite skills improve steadily the past five years. I believe you hang with the best of them now. This picture shows off your composite, retouching and photographic skills and perhaps the most difficult skill to acquire - imagination. All the photoshop tools in the world can be learned - but to take those tools and create, with them, a work of art is truly a gift. Great work-!

Dan McClanahan's picture

Thanks Clifford! Small world indeed. It's been a journey with a lot of failed attempts but Cyclone Bball has given me ample opportunity to hone my skills. If your travels bring you back through Ames, pay a visit!

Simon Anderson's picture

This is superb, such vision

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Jan Glovac's picture

This is brilliant, really really good!

McKay has signed with my local team this season (Perth Wildcats in Australia), excited to see him play!

Dan McClanahan's picture

I hope he does well for your team!

Dylan Goldby's picture

Excellent work. Great concept and beautiful execution!

Evan Kane's picture

Love it!

Michael Durant's picture

there are many who can pull this off but only one that did great shot and art

Quentin Decaillet's picture

Stunning shot! Lighting and retouching are fantastic! Great work Dan :)

Jonathan Willner's picture

Very cool concept and great work !!

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