Well looky looky who came back for more BTA action! You may recognize him as the St. Louis Arch, but for this installment Ross was ready to put his devilish good looks into action. Welcome back, you're practically a vet at this now. Let's see if that reflects in your BTA talent..Welcome to Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred waterfront. Of course we didn't inquire into who this sailor was, or what ship he figure-headed, but I can tell you that he is pale (seasick?) and looks a little light in the loafers, so let's just call him Alfred. And Toot! Toot! Rrraaer, let's focus on the sailor on the left. I'd say he's really honing his craft here. The pose, the face, the (map)book is spot-on. The only thing missing is a large 2x4 coming out of your back. In hindsight, as the photographer and therefore director of the shoot, I should have moved you left and put that lightpost to good use. Idiot! If it weren't for your crappy director, you would have gotten a 9.75 ( I can't play favourites). But it was for your crappy director, so you get 9.5. Success!! You always say I'm expensive to keep, so now I just cost you .25 points.
Meet Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer, superintendant of the royal warehouses (sanitation engineer?), and the first Euro to sail around the southern tip of Africa, circa 1488. Blah-di-blah, I'm sure the locals 'thank' you for colonizing the area, and I will in turn thank you for giving our blog material. Ross Dias puts in a good effort here, but Bartolomeu made things a little more difficult by standing in a puddle of water, swords, and sea monsters. Irregardless, I'm gonna dole out props to the poser for hoping for a photo-shopped sword. And also for amusing me when I asked him to BTA. You can hardly tell that his last word before the picture was "UGH" :) 7.5 for the attitude and result, take that. Lesson learned: Always listen to the captain.