The boys put this idea together before Chris modified Lego Wars to Toy Wars (a decision I completely understand) so I had to ensure I didn’t miss another month since the boys have assembled something for Lego Wars every month this year, but I haven’t always gotten a photo of their creation. I have a feeling that even though Chris’ friendly competition has expanded the opportunity for creativity it won’t be the last you see of a Lego entry from my boys.
Without further ado, our official entry into Chris Nitz’s Toy Wars for June 2012.
Below is the image we started out with. I love how everything was thought of in the creation of this scene. A life guard tower, barbecue grill, diving board, surf board, scuba diver, lounger, and even a jet ski. After capturing a few shots I decided to kill the overhead speedlight and see what it looked like with the single speedlight that was shooting into the pool. In the end my youngest decided that the night shot was the better of the two so we went with it.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at the setup. Westcott Apollo Orb overhead with a single Yongnou YN-560 speedlight at 1/4 power. Another YN-560 at 1/64 power is lying on the right side of the table shooting into the swimming pool. For the shot above the Apollo Orb was lowered to about 18″ above the scene.