Captain, the hard drive failure has been contained, and we can resume normal blogging speed.
Kratos, according to Wikipedia is:
Kratos is the fictional protagonist of the God of War series. The character first appeared in God of War, released in 2005. In this game, Kratos is on a quest for revenge, a theme continued throughout the God of War series. The series has become a flagship title for the PlayStation brand, appearing on both the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, with a PlayStation 3 game in development.
This particular figure was made by NECA Toys.
Since I've never actually played God of War, I don't have much more to add (Although if I sell enough books, I could afford a PS2...).
I wanted to try something different with Kratos that built off of what I learned from Jaganatha and using the flash. Placing the figure right in front of the window, I triggered the flash, completely surrounding Kratos in light.
Taking him into Photoshop, I used my lab color tweak to make his colors pop and painted his eyes. Duplicating the layer, I added a radial blur to the background in order to have light spilling over him.
I have to confess, I am really excited about this figure (despite his soft joints) and can't wait for the sub zero temperatures to subside so I can get out and take more shots!
THIS! IS! EXIF!
|Camera:||Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi|
|Exposure:||0.005 sec (1/200)|
|Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0/3 EV|
|Software:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|Date and Time:||2009:01:16 12:47:26|
|Exposure Program:||Aperture priority|
|Date and Time (Original):||2009:01:16 12:56:05|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2009:01:16 12:56:05|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||4433.295 dpi|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||4453.608 dpi|
|Image Width:||3888 pixels|
|Image Height:||2592 pixels|