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

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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!