Toys in Action

Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Pete Askew, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    This was really Kev's idea, but I'm stealing it! Given the recent rash of threads on toys in real-world scenes, how about a bit of a contest to brighten up the winter days (or cool down the summer ones, for those in the southern hemisphere!). Up to three entries. And to start things off, here is my first.

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    Cambo Legend, Schneider Super Symmar 120mm f1:5.6 MC, PhaseOne P45 back. Side-lit with a Bowens focussing spot flash driven from a Bowens Quadmatic Asymmetric generator (1 kJ s) with light bounced back from left by a white wall. 1/60s at f1:11 with 15º left swing on the front standard. PP in CaptureOne Pro 7, PS and Nik ColorFX 4.
     
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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    That's no contest. You've won already :(
     
  3. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    lol, would be a fun competition or theme. i'll play on monday, working until then.
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    And entry number two!

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    Cambo Legend, Schneider Super Symmar 120mm f1:5.6 MC, PhaseOne P45 back. Side-lit with a Bowens focussing spot flash driven from a Bowens Quadmatic Asymmetric generator (1 kJ s). 1/60s at f1:11. PP in CaptureOne Pro 7, PS and Nik ColorFX 4.
     
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  5. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    realized i hadn't posted this one yet.

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  6. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Great Start Pete and what a great idea :p

    Now I have posted this a while back but still one of my faves so going to submit and I will be shooting new ones.

    Hunting Tiger
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    Tiger 2 by Kev Pugh, on Flickr

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  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Excellent Beth. Is it fleeing the launch site?

    Nice one Kev, I do like these. No winter manoeuvres?
     
  8. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    en route to the launch site, had to go through the forest to get there.
     
  9. David Mitchell

    David Mitchell Active Member

    Although not quite as awesome as everyone elses, here is my attempt:

    Title - "Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea"

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  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    David - you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! :D
     
  11. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    nice one david!
     
  12. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I like David's a lot! Very different in that its not trying to appear real, but in fact is shown in surreal juxtaposition with the real. Excellent!

    But,...they're all smashing shots. Pete,...that JU52 shot is a real corker,...a stonker! A cracker! Indeed,...absolutely smashing. As for Entry number 2,...Too much dust! (Do be more careful with your scans in future.:p ) Beth,...I wanna be in that van! (I'm a hippy at heart, so you have my sentimental vote, but its a fine shot, too.) Kev,...A Bridge Too Far! Excellent!

    I'm not competing in this; I am unworthy!
     
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  13. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Go on Brian - I'm thinking of having a go... I have a few toys kicking about - on my desk! :)

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    That's no toy...

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    Land of the Giants Beth :)

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    Wonderful execution - model and photo Kev
     
  14. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Think I posted this before - on behalf of my old school friend Jonathan Baxter - now living in LA just up the road

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    SPV

    And here's a few others he's done:

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    Godzilla in LA

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    Eagle & Crab Nebula

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    USS Enterprise (movie version) - Diamond/Art Asylum model plus windows and lights added via Photoshop

    He's well into this sort of thing as you can tell :)
     
  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I'd seen the one on the bridge before but not the others I think. Excellent stuff. :)

    So where's your entry? ;)
     
  16. David Mitchell

    David Mitchell Active Member

    I need this in my life lol

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  17. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    That's pulling out the classics there Chris, especially with the image of the Eagle. Thing is when I watched these programs when I was young they seemed great. I watch them now and cringe at how terrible they are.
     
  18. David Mitchell

    David Mitchell Active Member

    I have shot 2 more this morning:

    Title - A very british flyby

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    And

    Title - Attack on the factory

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  19. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Excellent David. A nice set. :)
     
  20. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I like them too but I think the first is the best. There is an obvious context with all the tea and coffee making items. Even the background with the kitchen worktop, tiles and plug sockets are part of it. Then there is the plane that is a surprising out of place element in the image.
     

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