Monday, March 3, 2008

Day 64 Legos

Looking down at Lego Land from the 4th floor in Mall of America. This brings back such memories, and I still think of legos as some of the best toys ever invented! Recently, my 24 year old son in the Navy was visiting the DMZ in Korea. What did he buy? (for himself) Yep, you guessed it: Legos! (DMZ legos!)

Also, I needed SOMETHING in color. One day I was taking some photos outside, and had this moment of panic, thinking something was wrong with my camera and everthing was showing up on the LCD in black and white. And then I looked around. oh.


Both photos were shot in manual mode; ISO 400; wb: shade; with my 18-135 mm lens. The first photo was at f/4.0 ; ss: 1/80 and 18 mm.

This second photo was shot at 75 mm; ss: 1/40; f 5/6, and then cropped in further. For both, I adjusted levels, and ran EZ action Vivid color pop.

25 comments:

cari said...

My son would die to go there!!! He loves legos!!! Great shots! And great color.
Cari

Toni said...

Okay, So im jealous that you went to mall of america.. That is a fabulous shot... very neat! tfs. toni

Alicia Barry said...

My husband would love that place.

HLIP said...

Those are really colorful! I've never had any legos..... They look fun though.

Amy said...

Look at those bright colors! My youngest dd would LOVE to visit there!

Krystle said...

These are so fun, I love legos too.

Christine said...

Great shots. There is so much going on here! My kids would have a ball there, LOL TFS!

pat said...

That place is amazing, and LegoLand is mindboggling. Nice shots--really like the detail in the 2nd one.

Michelle said...

wow! that's a lot of legos! very nice color.

Gypsy Girl said...

Okay now I really really want to go to mall of americas. We love legos. Nice color. When was ds at the dmz? We lived by there. We also got to tour the dmz and cross to NKorea, all I could think of while there was I want to cross back NOW.I was not thinking very clearly when I said yes I would love to cross that border. Duh.

Kristina said...

What nice color, you got! And, I'm impressed you're shooting in manual mode. That is still something I'm not super confident with. Good job!

Val said...

So bright and fun and colorful!

Becky said...

Ha ha you made me laugh again! Legos are perfect for vivid color!

Shawna said...

Fun shots! I love the crop on the 2nd one! Great colors!

Margaret said...

Wow! So colorful. We've been the Legoland in San Diego. It's so amazing! My sons totally love Legos. We have millions of them in this house!:)

Mandy said...

Wow...that place looks SO incredible. My kids would have a blast. You did a great job getting everything in the photo!

April said...

yeah that happened to me a few days ago..my daughter got a hold of my camera and switched to b&w..i didn't even know it could do that..i had to go get my manual to figure out how to switch it back to color. crazy..those are awesome shots. i like legos.

Amy said...

Neat perspective. And, ahhh, yes, yummy color!

Danielle said...

So cool. Love the color pop.

Debbi said...

Very funny about the black and white! I'm not sure I'll know how to photography color anymore! :) These are very fun. Were you in Mpls this past weekend? We were there - but skipped MOA this time. It's too overwhelming to me!

Mom2Drew said...

That looks amazing! I want to go!

pakosta said...

very COOL!!!!!!
tara

Sharon said...

Cool! If only I had known, I would have chosen a career in lego designing. ;)

mom2three said...

How cool that you went there and I loe the bright colors in your photo. Very fun!

Scrapper88 said...

Sorry I missed this!! Great colors, this looks like a neat place!!