I'm a young aspiring photographer that has a sweet tooth for HDR photography.

Lego Wars

Chalk Full of Fun

I can’t believe it has been almost another month since the first deadline for Chris Nitz’s Lego War Challenge.  This month the challenge asks for us to capture a shot of what LEGO men do in April showers.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to have a submission this month, my creative spirit wasn’t fully there.  This shot came to me after my fiancé and her little cousin played with sidewalk chalk.  Then it started to rain, it was perfect!  The shot had found me!  I love it when a shot finds you when your down to help get the creative juices moving.



A Climb to the Summit!


Well I am finally moved down to the Des Moines area to start a new job within my major on Monday.  I am really excited to get started after nine months of searching post graduation.  On a positive note it was really nice to get more in depth with my photography and learn A TON more about this passion of mine.  Hopefully a more structured schedule will give me more time towards photography.

Anyways this photo is for a photoblog friend’s, Chris Nitz, Lego Wars competition.  I used a LED flashlight to illuminate the image, something I saw Chris do a couple weeks ago.  I decided to use this technique because the light was too weak to reach all the way to the ground to give a feeling that the Lego Climber could fall into a dark.  It also gives a sense of more height and mystery in the image.

The image consists of two Lego Climbers attempting to reach the summit of the mighty Colorado Blue Spruce.  It takes these men about 72 days to climb the giant spruce.  Thankfully for the Lego Man, they are made out of plastic, so they do not have to bring any extra weight consisting of oxygen tanks.  There is no adjustment periods for them like the silly humans have to do while climbing Mount Everest.  Towards your next question, yes, the famous Lego Man, Ganthor the Great, has climbed Everest.  It took him only 451 days to reach the summit!

Thanks Chris for the opportunity to participate in this fun competition!