Saturday, April 28, 2007
Red Baron - Tom Daniel
When I was a boy, Big Brother and I started playing with Hotwheels in 1968, the year they first came out.
As a kid, my very favorite one was the Red Baron. The car's design was created by Tom Daniel.
A couple of years ago, some new cars were issued (not by Hotwheels) showcasing the designs of Mr. Daniel. They are about twice or three times the size of a normal Hotwheel, and pretty nicely detailed.
Of course I had to get me a new Red Baron, my childhood Hotwheel version was eventually handed down to Younger Brother, who pretty much finished off any useful life of toys.
Yesterday afternoon, I tried to create a decent setup to take photographs of small items like this. I did it on our back patio, just inside the shade, so that I could get some great diffused natural light. I also played around with fill flash and took some with the flash set at -2/3 of a stop.
The top shot has fill flash whereas the second one doesn't.
I had fun and ended up with a few nice shots.