#SooC52 Week 20 – City

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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.

City Skyline

City Skyline © Chris Lane Photo
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.


The rest of the group
You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.
You can see Loc’s work here.
You can see John’s work here.
You can see Doug’s work here.
You can see David’s work here.

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