Once in a while a line will pop into my head and won't go away until I act on it. This time it was, "What would you do if reality were no longer an obstacle". Since I'm not particularly artistic (can't draw, can't paint), my only real creative outlet is photography. So I dug through my toy bins trying to find something to satisfy the concept in my head, but toy after toy went back into the bins because they just didn't fit.
Finally, I grabbed the Lotus Warrior and something clicked. I managed to find all of her weapons, except for the giant shield thing she's supposed to hold above her head. I grabbed the torches from Dr. Doom and placed them in her hands. For the background I used a photograph I took inside the House on the Rock and pulled it up fullscreen on my laptop.
Processing in Photoshop was pretty basic, using the Levels to control the color and blend the figure into the background. I used soft brushes to give the torches the same glow. Using the laptop as both backdrop and light source worked out well, except for the glow/distortion in the bottom left corner. I'm not sure what caused it, but I couldn't really get rid of it without ruining the picture. C'est la vie!
All reality is EXIF:
|Exposure:||0.7 sec (7/10)|
|Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0/100 EV|
|Software:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|Date and Time:||2008:02:26 23:02:18|
|Date and Time (Original):||2008:02:26 22:44:51|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2008:02:26 22:44:51|
|Metering Mode:||Center Weighted Average|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||630 dpc|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||630 dpc|
|Sensing Method:||One-chip colour area sensor|
|Focal Length In 35mm Film:||75|
|Image Width:||3024 pixels|
|Image Height:||2024 pixels|