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Toys come alive in Cleveland, Ohio
Toys come alive in Cleveland, Ohio

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I was really fond of this Woody mini figure for the time he was visiting me. He has the perfect face for making toy stories.

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+Nikon USA #toyphotography #toy_photographers #toystory #cleveland #cle +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom +Google+ #lego +LEGO
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More content for the #tinytoysbigscreen tag. Keep your content flowing! You never know when you might end up on the G+ page!!!

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Finished painting this robotic angel! Woo hoo! Only took a 7 episode binge of Veep to get the final details done!
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Have you entered this month's photo contest yet, or just shared your favorite summer blockbuster in toy form? Remember to tag #TinyToysBigScreen to possible get featured by the official G+ page! 

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Couldn't let Jason and Tony have all the Summer Blockbluster fun!
I'm joining the +Google+ celebration of Summer Blockbuster Movies!

These lead Barclay toy soldiers from around 1940 were a gift to me from a close friend. He was even kind enough to let me know not to put them in my mouth! These were his own grandfather's toy soldiers and thus I was deeply moved that he passed them onto me. Of course, I knew some sort of toy photography had to happen.

The figures themselves have maintained a decent amount of paint throughout the years but there are noticeable chips on several places. To keep the sense of immersion I placed the figures behind a dirty window to simulate the dusty chaos of war around the figures. While I was satisfied with the original result, adding a little bit of blur helped to gain a sense of movement. A little desaturation of the color later and this is the final result.

When I was growing up the big war war movies were always on in the back ground at my house. The sounds of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan and others permeated everything I was doing. While I watched the movies a time or two, I wonder now what effect that might have had on my younger brain. Did I play war in my backyard because there was always war on the television? Oddly enough, for all that war movies played endlessly in the background, my parents absolutely would not let me play with toys that had guns, which pretty much amounted to G.I. Joe back then.

I've often wondered if that had a lasting impact even into the kind of toy photography I like to do today. I'm not much into toys with guns, or even action oriented toy photography now. Perhaps I reserve that type of play for movies and video games. Guns are only allowed on TV and video games! Toys must only have swords!

What Summer Blockbusters do you think had a lasting impact from childhood to now? Grab some toys and show us, and be sure to tag #TinyToysBigScreen


#TinyToysBigScreen #toyphotography #toy_photographers #barclay #barclayleadsoldies #dontputleadinyourmouth #nonotevenalittle #summerblockbusters
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I'm joining the +Google+ celebration of Summer Blockbuster Movies!

These lead Barclay toy soldiers from around 1940 were a gift to me from a close friend. He was even kind enough to let me know not to put them in my mouth! These were his own grandfather's toy soldiers and thus I was deeply moved that he passed them onto me. Of course, I knew some sort of toy photography had to happen.

The figures themselves have maintained a decent amount of paint throughout the years but there are noticeable chips on several places. To keep the sense of immersion I placed the figures behind a dirty window to simulate the dusty chaos of war around the figures. While I was satisfied with the original result, adding a little bit of blur helped to gain a sense of movement. A little desaturation of the color later and this is the final result.

When I was growing up the big war war movies were always on in the back ground at my house. The sounds of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan and others permeated everything I was doing. While I watched the movies a time or two, I wonder now what effect that might have had on my younger brain. Did I play war in my backyard because there was always war on the television? Oddly enough, for all that war movies played endlessly in the background, my parents absolutely would not let me play with toys that had guns, which pretty much amounted to G.I. Joe back then.

I've often wondered if that had a lasting impact even into the kind of toy photography I like to do today. I'm not much into toys with guns, or even action oriented toy photography now. Perhaps I reserve that type of play for movies and video games. Guns are only allowed on TV and video games! Toys must only have swords!

What Summer Blockbusters do you think had a lasting impact from childhood to now? Grab some toys and show us, and be sure to tag #TinyToysBigScreen


#TinyToysBigScreen #toyphotography #toy_photographers #barclay #barclayleadsoldies #dontputleadinyourmouth #nonotevenalittle #summerblockbusters
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PENULTIMATE CALL for photo entries into this month's challenge! Get your entries in! Be the banner image for our community next month! FORTUNE AND GLORY AWAIT!
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