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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby oleth » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:20 am

Athos wrote:I wonder if there is a way to get similar pictures without resort to photo-editing. I've never been able to edit photos well.


In the HowTo thread I posted a Youtube video that shows the process. Maybe it can help a bit :)

Also keep in mind that since the lighting in both photos is the same (and the original) and the blurred background of the minifig and the landscape is the same, the editing is much easier and the final result looks natural. Good pre-production preparation can make your life easier in post-production. On the other hand, compact cameras often don't have manual settings. This means that the light measurements in the two photos might differ a bit causing small light differences between the two photos - the more you go in night scenes the more you'll probably notice this.

I am not a photograph-guru, someone else might be more appropriate to give a final answer, but I think it's hard* to find a lens that can focus on an object 40cm away from the lens and show sharp and clear a landscape that's 200m away. With an object 5-8m away and a landscape 200m away, it works fine - you can even do it with compact cameras.

*hard or not possible with a lens that costs less than 300 euro :P
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Remyth » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:10 am

Harold has landed safe in Oregon!
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby plums_deify » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:05 pm

Woah. At this rate, I might ACTULLY be able to take him to BrickCon this year!


...maybe. That was the goal two years ago, too. :wink:
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby JoshWedin » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:39 am

plums_deify wrote:Woah. At this rate, I might ACTULLY be able to take him to BrickCon this year!


...maybe. That was the goal two years ago, too. :wink:


He did make it to BrickCon two years ago, didn't he? Dan brought him. Although maybe I'm mixing up the years....

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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby plums_deify » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:31 pm

I think he did make it, but the plan originally was for me to bring him. Which is fine. Or it might have been a doppleganger? We've had those too.

I'd have to look at the past photoshoot photos to be sure, though...
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby JoshWedin » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:07 pm

plums_deify wrote:I think he did make it, but the plan originally was for me to bring him. Which is fine. Or it might have been a doppleganger? We've had those too.

I'd have to look at the past photoshoot photos to be sure, though...


I see. Yeah, Dan brought the real one. Our Henry is a doppelganger, but Harold was the real deal.

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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Velliscig » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:24 am

I might be interested in hosting Harold's presence in my village sometime in the future. He can stay in my inn, assuming it will be finished by his arrival. :)
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Bluesecrets » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:50 pm

I might be interested in hosting Harold's presence in my village sometime in the future. He can stay in my inn, assuming it will be finished by his arrival. :)


Everyone on the list signed up for Harold over two years ago. This current travel is nearing an end. I don't know if Harold will have a second round at travel or not.
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby pijani » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:35 pm

Bluesecrets wrote:
I might be interested in hosting Harold's presence in my village sometime in the future. He can stay in my inn, assuming it will be finished by his arrival. :)


Everyone on the list signed up for Harold over two years ago. This current travel is nearing an end. I don't know if Harold will have a second round at travel or not.


Like I said, I would be honored to take Harold with me to the Underdark, Drow can be nice if they choose to be :)
And until he arrives, some other fantasy race will take over the bricks and build something new :)
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:14 pm

Hey,

Any word on Harold? Is he still in the Pacific Northwest, and, if so, will he be attending BrickCon? Hopefully so, it would be great to get his picture taken all over the castle display, and meeting all the various CC attendees. I see that Thomas is signed up to be there.

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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Legoorci » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:11 pm

Has harold ever traveled to Europe ?
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:15 pm

Has harold ever traveled to Europe ?


Yes. See any of the above thread or this link for details.

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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Remyth » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:34 pm

OK everyone...

First off I sincerely apologize for Harold's extended time here. I was hoping to find time to either get around and take pictures around the county or build a smallish castley MOC for him but there's nothing doing... So I will take a few snapshots with him around my LEGO and get him sent on his merry way once more.

[EDIT] - Here is the set of the few pictures I took. Not much to show for his long stay but its something... I'll get him sent away ASAP.

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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby pijani » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:25 am

Remyth wrote:...
So I will take a few snapshots with him around my LEGO...

well, I see he's adored by the women :)
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Re: Harold, The Traveling Castle Fig

Postby Prince Imdol » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:40 am

I guess I am a little late on this whole Harold thing.

Heck, why not!

I guess I throw my name into the next available round.

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