The Lego Movie

Photo Information
I shot this image for the recent weekly Film Title competition. I was really pleased with it so wanted to put it up here to get it into my portfolio.

Emmet and three of his co-stars, Wyldstyle, President Business & Benny pose on an extension of the Lego Movie set for a publicity shot .

Shot for the competition. A five image focus stack all using:
Pentax K-1 and a D-FA 50 Macro.
0.6 sec, F20 & ISO200

Shot raw, processed in LR5. The focus stack was processed using Helicon Focus 6 and the results were cropped and resized in PSE14.

11/09/2017 - 12:04GlynM
CategoryHumour / Fun
Shutter Speed3/5
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 11/09/2017 - 12:15
When I first looked at this image I thought the character in the business suit had the hair and facial expression of some one finding a piece of Lego with their bare foot.



Link Posted 11/09/2017 - 13:21
I very carefully picked these particular characters. For those that have not seen the film Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt before he became well known for staring in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, has the leading role in the film. Wyldstyle, who is also called Lucy, is the love interest, President Business is the evil villain and Benny is the clown adding an extra layer of fun.

We already had a Benny in our old Lego collection but bought the other three figures from ebay for the shot. I am sure my grandsons will have fun playing with them.



Link Posted 12/09/2017 - 09:35
You a Leggo fan Glyn? You should see the recently completed model of Duham Cathedral done entirely in Leggo. Its stupendous. Last month when I was in Exeter I saw they have started one there now.
Last Edited by davidtrout on 12/09/2017 - 09:36


Link Posted 12/09/2017 - 15:57
Thanks for that David. I found the web page and it certainly looks very impressive.

I am really too old for Lego but my young grandsons are very much into it and it was with them that I watched the Lego Movie. I have the Lego Batman Movie for when they next visit.

We though still have some Lego dating back 30 or so years which my children had and even a few construction sets donated by my brother-in-law dating back his childhood. These old sets are very much simpler than the modern sets that my Grandsons have and hanker for but they still have fun playing with it when they visit.

Although it is not obvious I used one of the very old sets, a Lego fire station with fire engine and ambulance, as part of the back-drop for my shot. Unfortunately my grandsons are back at school so had to build it all up myself .

I loved your Great Gatsby shot. I thought it worked really well. While I think I am getting better at shooting smallish stationary objects I am hopeless at photographing people and wish I had your skills .

Last Edited by GlynM on 12/09/2017 - 16:15


Link Posted 14/09/2017 - 09:21
Kind of you to say that Glyn. In return I must say I admire but couldn't compete with your skill at table top and close up photography and the ideas you dream up for this creative work.
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