Ebony dressed for Sunset
Number 3 of the holiday learning outcome! Actually there is no number 4 onwards to write about so I guess this is it.
David John never fail to organise some easy competitions to win some gundam prizes. I have so far won a Revoltech and a small gundam from him. That was twice. I wanted to hit for the third time so I joined another photo taking contest held by him during the holiday
The rules were simple. One model, one shot, with photo descriptions.
I decided to take my favourite model, the Gundam Fix Figuration Metal Composite RX-78-2 Gundam which I have bought during early of the year for the photo taking.
During then only I realised that I had yet to take any serious photo of it although it was my all time favourite among all my close to hundred models collection. It was my first metal composite and I have to love the weight of the die cast metal parts, and the perfect painting.
Trying to imitate the view of the 1/1 scale 18m tall Gundam statue in Japan, with the aid of sunset I took a few shots and selected one of it to submit.
In the end I have chosen the low angle photo (below) for submission. The light of the sunset was just nice and the angle was good as if the observer was looking up onto the 18m tall Gundam statue.
Photo Description = Stood still on the land of the mortals, ebony dressed for sunset, guarding the lives of thousands in the dark...
*Captured with Canon S5IS - Auto - 1/30 - F/3.5 - ISO 200 - 16mm
I was shortlisted in the final 7 out of the 30 entries with the lowest mark of 81% among the finalists...
John's comment - The photo from Mike, I think it's just plain lovely, the old fart RX-78 Gundam is not my favorite but that photo seems to be lovely.
Old fart.. haha. The design of RX-78-2 Gundam was born during year 1979, way before us.
Anyway, although I didn't win the contest but at least I got do take some photos with my father's camera during the holiday, it's been awhile since I last touched the camera.
PS: Have just bought 3 more Gundam Fix Figurations this week, that marked the 10th GFF I have in my collection! RM650 gone...