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Attack on planet Mustafar
1st PlaceAttack on planet Mustafar
cools98


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Challenge: Toy Photography (Standard Editing)
Collection: Misc
Camera: Canon EOS R
Lens: Canon RF 24-105MM F/4L IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Apr 19, 2020
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2020

I'm so excited for this challenge. I haven't played with toys in a long time! But it was totally worth it for this one. After reading the challenge I began researching online for ideas. There is a lot of great stuff out there, but I didn't want to to a photoshoot with my daughter's barbies. I guess my dark side won out this time.

Unfortunately I couldn't get my hands on any decent 6" black series Star Wars characters. So I had to settle for the 3" version, but that meant that the elbows, hips, legs and ankles would not bend. Hopefully I'm not rated too low for the lack of available poses.

I set the scene up using potting soil, large rocks, moss, dead leaves and wood chips. I doused the background with lighter fluid to keep the flames burning, and then used a can of compressed air to simulate the explosion. I don't currently have a fog machine, but luckily on some of the shots the compressed air let out a cloud of smoke. It turned out just as I had hoped, except for the lack of articulation in the First Order Soldier.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 32
Avg (all users): 7.3654
Avg (participants): 7.1818
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 646
Views during voting: 133
Votes: 52
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/04/2020 05:23:14 AM
Congrats! You've combined two of my favorite elements in this masterpiece - fire and more fire! Well done.
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05/02/2020 05:34:45 AM
Indeed brilliantly done! Many congrats on your first Blue and the new PB.
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05/01/2020 02:01:41 PM
Fantastic shot! Well done!!
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05/01/2020 11:12:37 AM
Very impressive!!
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05/01/2020 11:11:09 AM
FABULOUS, Scott!

Congratulations on a new Personal Best AND the BLUE!

It's wonderful!

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05/01/2020 09:24:57 AM
it goes with your name "COOL" :D yes really well done setup and I am amaze to see the details, nice!!!!
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05/01/2020 08:51:48 AM
This is brilliantly done. Congrats on the Blue!
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05/01/2020 07:30:37 AM
Congrats on the blue. This was definitely the stand out in this challenge. Very well done.
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05/01/2020 07:07:44 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue and great score!
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05/01/2020 05:22:34 AM
well derserved blue- Congrats!
It looks so real!
Thanks for telling us how you did it
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05/01/2020 12:31:09 AM
Brilliant. I love these background stories on how the image was created.
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05/01/2020 12:07:24 AM
many congratulation on the blue and a new pb .
this is totally awesome ..
i've just read how you achieved this .. thankyou for that ..
and the pose was just right .. he looks incredibly cool even with the flames .. !! .. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2020 04:31:33 PM
My favorite in this challenge.
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04/29/2020 07:44:27 AM
Well executed dramatic action shot. My pick for the blue.
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04/28/2020 06:25:17 PM
Wow. Ribbon. I love this!

Reminds me of Mitchel Wu's toy work. Fabulous.
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04/28/2020 06:15:05 PM
so many creative entries in this toy challenge .. and this is one of them .. dont know how you have created this .. but its FANTASTIC .. blow me away why dont you .. the fire .. the particles .. brilliant .. !! .. :)
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04/27/2020 04:06:52 PM
this is what I was expecting based on the challenge description very nicely done
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04/26/2020 10:07:27 AM
Excellent image.
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04/24/2020 05:20:43 AM
Great set up. Top three.
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04/24/2020 01:09:08 AM
Awesome shot my #1
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