Walking With Dinosaurs

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    For Practical Photography magazines DSLR skills 2012 Module 3 - Silhouettes.
    I had a few ideas for outdoor shots, but with awful weather and the deadline looming these were not looking like possibilities. Looking round the house for inspiration I came across some toy dinosaurs and came up with this idea.
    The grass is cut into paper and stuck to the front of a small table. The shadow is a dinosaur from a Hot Wheels Set.
    Manually focused on the dinosaurs, exposure set maually and the flash is at 1/4 power, gelled with a Quality Street wrapper (toffee deluxe?), positioned to the left and triggered using Yongnuo RF 603's.

    Perhaps should have positioned the light to make the lighting a bit more even, but it was a bit or a rushed shot.

    John Flinchbaugh and rajnishjaiswal added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Lloyd Carson 36 months ago | reply

      Looks great to me! I saw this in the module 3 gallery and thought what an imaginative shot! Well done.

    2. @LaursenPaul 36 months ago | reply

      Very creative take on the subject matter.

    3. TollerGirl 36 months ago | reply

      That's really good. Love the Dino shadow. As for the 'uneven' background. I think this makes it look real (as far as dinosaurs can be), like a setting sun. Really makes a nice composition.

    4. Phoenixstar82 36 months ago | reply

      I agree with TollerGirl, I thought it was a real setting sun too and that you had taken the shot at a sculpture park or something. I think this looks great!

    5. salsa1611 36 months ago | reply

      This works for me, I LOVE Dinosaurs!!! great idea :)

    6. m c k e l l e n 36 months ago | reply

      Great shot, very creative. I'm still thinking ...and running out of time fast!

    7. Tourey 36 months ago | reply

      Brilliant :-)

    8. Maxtours26 36 months ago | reply

      That's such a great idea. Looks brill, well thought of indeed!
      ;-)

    9. moodook 36 months ago | reply

      Way cool shot! Good imagination and execution.

    10. Tim_ Davis 36 months ago | reply

      Great Shot Nigel....

    11. sparkeyb 36 months ago | reply

      Nicely setup and taken Nigel - the shadow on the backdrop is brilliant !!

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