Holy smokes, almost 20 weeks in already! Before we know it we’ll be at the halfway mark! This week’s theme was chosen by David. I thought it was interesting theme and had a lot of possibilities for everyone involved, except for the fact that I live well outside of a town of mearly 368 people. I don’t think that can even be considered a “town” but probably more likely a village. Thinking back to when I used to play SimCity, it was classed a town when it hit 2,000 residents. I don’t know if that’s anything like official matters, but it’s always been my unofficial requirements. City would then be a population of 10,000+. So, I’m WAY off! And even then, I live out in the countryside. So, thinking of options for this, I thought, well, can I make the areas tallest building [in a neighboring town], which is an elderly apartment building that is maybe six stories high, appear to be a skyscraper? Maybe I just do the population town sign as you come into my local village? Nothing really excited me.
Then when I got home and the legos were strewn about the living room floor, I thought, how about a lego city? I thought that might be interesting. I decided I’d do that and try capture a silhouette city skyline, out of legos. Of course, my kids thought it was pretty great too, anytime that I sit down on the floor and build with them. Now that I am finished with this photo, my son doesn’t want to destroy my little city because he likes it so much. The setup for the photo was quite simple. I elevated the platform with the city in front of a window and made sure to expose correct for the situation. I did have a flash set behind it, but I don’t know if it did much.
Canon 5D Mark II, 228mm, f/10, ISO100, 1/60
Tell me if when you look at this if you can see any of the color of the lego blocks. I have one monitor that you can only see a bit of color in one of the foreground skyscrapers, but most of the rest is quite dark, if not fully black. But when I move it to my secondary (cheaper) monitor, the brightness must be set higher because I can see a lot more colored blocks in the image. So it would be interesting to know how it looks to you. Of course, I prefer the darker image, since it’s supposed to be more or less a silhouette.