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Famous Last Words

There's one in every party. The one guy who thinks his spellbook is all-powerful and, if he can just make his rolls right, he should be allowed to cast a Summoning spell on an Ancient Dragon. Note to non-roleplayers; this always ends in death. If you somehow find yourself playing Dungeons & Dragons, GURPS, Rifts, or any of a whole host of games and someone attempts to summon something that has a strong chance of getting loose and killing the party, kill that person's character. Don't feel bad, it's just an imaginary character on a piece of paper. They have hit dice, not feelings.

Ok, nerd moment over, and now on to business. While looking through my toy bins for something to shoot, I happened upon this McFarlane Toys set that April's mom had asked for us to hold (she had no room at home), and thought now would be a great time to reshoot it. I've shot it before, but it was early on in my photography education, so today's the day for the power-mad wizard to shine!

The best part of the photoshoot was how easy it was. Setup took a whole 5 minutes, due mainly to the smoke machine having to warm up. Processing in Photoshop was a little more intensive, as this was only my second attempt at the "Orton Effect". After the Superman shoot, I've really fallen for the painted look, with softened edges and subtle lighting, and wanted to do that here. After getting Orton to cooperate, I just slapped a border around the whole thing, Save As..., and uploaded to Flickr.


EXIF Data, make ya JUMP JUMP:

Camera: Fujifilm FinePixS2Pro
Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/100 EV

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time: 2007:12:28 14:59:22
Tag::TIFF::0x882A: -6, -6
Exposure Program: Normal
Date and Time (Original): 2007:12:28 14:58:39
Date and Time (Digitized): 2007:12:28 14:58:39
Shutter Speed: 2584963/1000000
Brightness: -50/100
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Light Source: Tungsten (incandescent light)
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 630 dpc
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 630 dpc
Sensing Method: One-chip colour area sensor
Exposure Mode: Auto bracket
White Balance: Manual
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75
Saturation: High saturation
Compression: JPEG
Image Width: 2024 pixels
Image Height: 3024 pixels


Be good,
-Dave



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