Mini-Mall

IMG_6451What to do. What to do. I saw many things in Robert's architectural image: form, color and typography. In contemplating these elements for the Daily Photo Game  I spent the first half of the day shooting various images of storefront architecture here in Portland, some were reflected into glass. I got some ok images, but adding another storefront image to the 2 already submitted seemed... lame.

During the night, I had thought about model railroad towns and wondered how much of a long shot it might be to source and shoot that in 6 hours. As luck would have it, I hit the jackpot! I Googled some model train enthusiasts and via 3 degrees of separation, I found a great guy named Leland, about 45 minutes north of me. His model railroad layout is out of this world._MG_1583

The next hurdle was the actual approach to shooting the miniature set. While driving to the location, it occurred to me that to create a believable perspective, my pro grade Canon gear would be too big to fit into the set. Additionally, the optical center of the lens would put it at the second floor of any miniature building. Hmmmm, what to do. Lightbulb!... solution... my iPhone. Sure enough, the phone proved to be the right solution. The lowest orientation of the lens was just about right for a human transported into this mini-mall-world.

A big thanks go out to Leland for his generosity and patience. Please feel free to comment here and share on your social networks. Thanks, Russ


3 Responses to “Mini-Mall”

  1. H says:

    Wonderful Russ.
    So reminiscent of simpler times: simple and sweet, innocent.
    It is a crazy thing when images are meshed to create such a pristine yet baffling image that reflects something we can all relate, Seems so unreal yet so dreamlike… like a Pixar creation. Love it.

    · March 25, 2014 @ 11:19 pm

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  2. H says:

    Wonderful Russ.
    So reminiscent of simpler times: simple and sweet, innocent.
    It is a crazy thing when images are meshed to create such a pristine yet baffling image that reflects something we can all relate to. Seems so unreal yet so dreamlike… like a Pixar creation. Love it.

    · March 25, 2014 @ 11:21 pm

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    • Russ Widstrand says:

      Thanks Heidi. Such a nice thing to say about my work. Touched. See you soon. Russ

      · March 25, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

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