AT&T-Rex Ate Chad by Bryan D. Spellman

This is not a photo montage, but rather a trick of perspective. These two billboards, one for AT&T and the other as part of Montana’s Dinosaur Trail, are actually on either side of the pedestrian walkway in downtown Glendive, Montana.

For our non-US members, Alltel had a series of television advertisements where their spokesman was named Chad.

Taken 8/26/2011 in Glendive, Montana.

Nikon D80 DSLR, Nikkor 16-85 mm wide angle/tele/zoom lens set at 28 mm.

ISO 200, f /11.0, 1/180 second. Shot in RAW format, finished in Photoshop CS4.

For more information on Glendive and Dawson County, check out my blog

Born in Montana, raised in California, I’ve been holding a camera most of my life. I particularly love photographing the grand landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Damn, it’s like looking in a mirror!

  • LOL!

    – Bryan D. Spellman

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    So the Dino uses Alltel, huh? I always thought so.

  • That’s one way to look at it. ;-)

    – Bryan D. Spellman

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Looks great…….stunning capture of the two !

  • Thanks, Sean. Serendipity rears its head once again.

    – Bryan D. Spellman

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    This image sure represents your visual humor Bryan ! And the visual symbolism that this capture represents, to this viewer, is the dinosaur speaks of the past that made plastics possible so
    Alltel can produce plastic phones. The pedestrian walk way looks as if it could be barrels of oil or oil pipe line !! All of the images in this image have a connective relationship in some way and how it affects every day life !!

  • Thank you for your very thoughtful comments. The elements do all tie together, as you note, and the pedestrian walkway, which I had overlooked, is probably also some sort of plastic. A new meaning for the “Dinosaur Trail.”

    – Bryan D. Spellman

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