Waiting for Jason

Waiting for Jason
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I recently used some Lego mini-figures for a couple of competition entries and while I was looking for ideas I discovered that Lego have a range of mini-figure skeletons. So just for fun I thought I would have a go at an image inspired by the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts. This film is famous for Ray Harryhausen's stop motion animation of various monsters including a sequence with seven skeletons.

As you can probably see from my image I had a lot of trouble controlling my seven skeletons. They kept getting distracted, looking in the wrong direction, waving their swords and shields about and getting in each other's way. I also managed to hire a left handed one . I am sure Ray Harryhausen had a far more co-operative gang.

The final image is a focus stack of 11 images all shot using:
Pentax K-1 with a D-FA 50 macro.
0.3sec, F18 & ISO200.

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

Glyn
By: GlynM
Added: 11/10/2017 - 19:17
Views: 57
Likes: 1
Category: Humour / Fun
Tags: Skeletons, Jason and the Argonauts
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 11/10/2017 - 19:34
Great effort and good result
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redbusa99

Link Posted 11/10/2017 - 19:51
great idea and excellent result. luckily i stayed on top of the White Cliff at Seaton when walking the dogs last week . at least that looks as though that's where they were and the beach was quite deserted
K5 11s, K3 II and the odd lens or 2

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GlynM

Link Posted 11/10/2017 - 22:05
redbusa99 wrote:
great idea and excellent result. luckily i stayed on top of the White Cliff at Seaton when walking the dogs last week . at least that looks as though that's where they were and the beach was quite deserted

I am impressed. The backdrop is indeed a shot I took at Seaton.

Looking at a still from the film I realised I needed to find some sort of cliff-face/coastal backdrop and a search of my archives found this one from a holiday in 2005 shot with a *ist DS!

Glyn
Last Edited by GlynM on 11/10/2017 - 22:16

GlynM

Link Posted 11/10/2017 - 22:36
Just in case you missed it I have put up a quick picture to show how this image was shot in our kitchen here:

How it was done

Glyn

davidtrout

Link Posted 12/10/2017 - 00:18
Amazing imagination and skill went into creating this wonderful image. Top marks Glyn.
David
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/10/2017 - 01:48
Great fun (and hard work)
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

leep

Link Posted 12/10/2017 - 14:50
Wow! Now that is interesting resulting in a great image.

autumnlight

Link Posted 13/10/2017 - 17:45

GlynM

Link Posted 13/10/2017 - 19:52
Thank you all for your comments. It was a lot of fun to make .
Glyn

JudithAnn

Link Posted 14/10/2017 - 07:43
Wow....Loved that you did a pull back and showed us the "real work".
I am so impressed!!

Regards,
JAS
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/judithstandring

pauljay

Link Posted 14/10/2017 - 11:12
Well worth the effort!
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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