I had a little fun with Photo Tools a bit last night to step outside of the normal tools and filters I use. I came out with a post processed image that is not like my typical stuff. I was trying to go for a darker image that fit a cemetery. I think I like this result, I’m not sure. We’ll see if it is still pleasing to the eye tomorrow. I’m still loopy after a long run in this heat and humidity.
So this is my first image to use textures with. I’m not a huge fan of textures but people such as Heath O’Fee and Chris Kenison are starting to convince me otherwise. They have done some pretty nice stuff with texture, so go check them out! When textures are done right (this image is a bad example) they can be pretty cool I must say. This being my first, I was pretty timid with the textures. I really just wanted to add a little more to the concrete and even less to the brick walls. I don’t think it turned out too bad, but I’m not sure. Give me your thoughts. What do you use for textures?
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!