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Anthony Lego Battle: Clones vs. Droids
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Charge! photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500 — full exif
Charge!
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl

As I mentioned three months ago in “Anthony Lego World #27”, 8½-year-old Anthony likes to build complex scenes in LEGO™ (of which he has a lot). Recently he made a big Clone Wars battle scene. He took a bunch of pictures of it, as did I, then we went through and picked the ones he wanted to show. The captions are also his, for the most part.

Before the detail shots, here are a few I took to show the overall scene, with two opposing sides (clones vs. droids) separated by a bridged river and embankment...

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5600 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 6400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 2500 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 2200 — full exif

Now come the rest of Anthony's shots. I think he did a great job, especially considering that he was using a full-frame Nikon D700 with vertical grip and 24-70 zoom... a huge combination!

Again, the captions are Anthony's...

Droid Scum photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600 — full exif
Droid Scum
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Watchtower photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600 — full exif
Watchtower
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Getting Ready to Fly with jetpacks, apparently photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 720 — full exif
Getting Ready to Fly
with jetpacks, apparently
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Jedi Charging photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — full exif
Jedi Charging
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Cool Clone Getting Stormtrooper who is attacking from behind photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600 — full exif
Cool Clone Getting Stormtrooper
who is attacking from behind
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Center of the Battle photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2200 — full exif
Center of the Battle
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Bad Side Clones on the Attack photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000 — full exif
Bad Side
Clones on the Attack
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Give This Clone a Hand! The arm is gone and he's falling ( the subtitle is Anthony's... I added the title ) photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3600 — full exif
Give This Clone a Hand!
The arm is gone and he's falling
( the subtitle is Anthony's... I added the title )
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl
Sergeant Leading Group photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Anthony Matsunaka Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — full exif
Sergeant Leading Group
photo by Anthony Matsunaka Friedl

And now a few of mine with the Voigtländer 125mm (but still Anthony's captions)...

Blasted! -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 5600 — full exif
Blasted!
Shooting -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 5000 — full exif
Shooting
Charge -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 5600 — full exif
Charge
Meeting -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 4000 — full exif
Meeting
Clone and Droid Attack -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 6400 — full exif
Clone and Droid Attack
Attacking -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — full exif
Attacking
Clone in the Water -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2500 — full exif
Clone in the Water
Receiving Orders -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — full exif
Receiving Orders
Super Gun Flash -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 3600 — full exif
Super Gun Flash

Comments so far....

What Fun!
Anthony is certainly giving his Dad a run for his money on who can come up with cool shots! Let’s see some more Anthony…
Annie
PS Of Course Jeffrey it goes without saying that your recent fractal ferns and more lovely tree shots have had me just as spellbound as the Jedi-Clone conflict…

— comment by Annie in London on July 6th, 2011 at 7:39am JST (2 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Is that the Voigtländer lens on the right side in “Watchtower”?

In some of the shots relatively shallow depth of field is rather distracting.

Yes, he wanted to use the 24-70. I tried many of the shots that I did at the full range from f/2.5 through f/22, and picked the ones I liked, but I guess it’s still in the eye of the beholder. —Jeffrey

— comment by parv on July 6th, 2011 at 1:39pm JST (2 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Excellent photos, all around! The detail is amazing. Anthony does take after his dad.

It is also interesting seeing a boy’s take on the world. I can’t imagine my girls ever even dreaming of setting up something like that.

— comment by Arthur on July 6th, 2011 at 2:33pm JST (2 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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