“War of the Worlds” 1953 is one of my all time favorite movies, and the 2005 version is not too shabby either. Many of you who, may or may not follow my flickr photo stream, (if you don’t you should) will know is that one of my projects is photographing toys in an appropriate environment. So for my latest photographic endeavor I decided to build some “War of the Worlds” models and photograph them in and around Dallas, another of my favorite subjects.  So what if the Martian war machines rolled through our city……

These models were photographed at the same time as the locations, that was a mandate that I was unwilling to compromise on. That way the light is correct, thats the single most important thing for work like this. Then I would remove whatever was holding the model via photoshop and add smoke fire debris etc. A fair number of people who have seen these, asked where I got the images of the war machines, suspecting that I found them on the web and just photoshopped them in to existing pictures. Nope I’ll have none of that! I wanted a considered approach. I wanted to travel around a look through the lens and see the model in the frame, at the location and see if it told a story or had impact. This was a much more fun way to do this. I have made prints of these 18″x24″ and hope to do something interesting with them soon. If your interested in a print let me know. lyn@lynspace.com

Above I said I hoped to do something with these images soon, well soon is now, I have 4 of the 18″x24″ prints in the summer salon show at Kettle Art, in the heart of Deep Ellum for the next few weeks, the rest of the series of larger prints are currently at the Get Reel Goods store on Elm in Deep Ellum. I also have smaller 8″x10″ prints available at Makers Connect in East Dallas. So send all your Sci FI Dallas Art loving friends and family to these places and check it all out.

 

Fell free to comment and tell me what you think of the series.

 
There is also the Flickr Album if you would prefer to view it there.

Well, we went to shoot the “Super” Moon recently. I am thinking it was not so “super” from where we were, which was the Calatrava “Large Marge” Bridge. It was a nice evening and great full moon, and I got this shot, so not a waste at all, but my expectations were a bit higher. I think I was hoping for a moon the size of Juipter and for it to be framed perfectly against a relevant landmark, and for it to be reflecting the exact amount of light that I wanted for optimal exposure, and, so on and so on, well, I think you get the idea. Sometimes it is a manner of managing your own expectations. We did make the best of it and got some nice shots  but I think a different location and perhaps a much longer lens could have made for a better shooting situation.