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The Crystal Chamber
About this creation
My last moc for the GoH challenge 3, and actually my favourite. :) I built it all in about 2-3 days, and took another day or so taking photos. I was actually very much inspired by Leda Kat's cinematic creations from last years Moc Olympics, and tried to experiment with various types of lighting when i was photographing it. In the end, the best shot i got was by taking off half of the roof and using both white and yellow lamps to cast shadows on the walls. I was actually really happy with that one shot, but wow did it take a while to get there! ;) Photography is haaaard....











I'll leave it to you to work out what's going on here. ;)





Escape at last!



Pic of the cave build in progress. I didn't end up using the lighting in the base, as it was too subtle to show up in the pics - instead i shone a torch down through the hole in roof. :)



And again, just cause i like this shot so much! ;)

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Thanks for looking, fellow Mocpagers! I hope you have enjoyed my creation. :)



Comments

 I like it 
  March 1, 2013
Hey Mate where you been? I had a question in this years MOCathalon which instantly reminded me of the lighting in this build. I referenced a more recent MOC that has graced the pages for showing off lighting. Keen on seeing more of your marvellous creations to marvel at! Don't forget us haha! ~Thoy
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  September 23, 2012
Really cool build mate and yes, lighting can be a pain where it doesn't shine (pun intended). Although these pics look quite good, a tip for getting really crisp focus if to set your camera to manual focus (if possible) and use normal lighting to set the focus. The overall effect here is brilliant and I love the detail of using two colours for the cave walls, gives off that luminiscity effect. Well done! When can we see more? ~Thoy
 I like it 
  July 3, 2012
Great lighting! The whole cave is beautiful! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/07/crystal-chamber-by-gabriel-thomson.html
 I made it 
  July 3, 2012
Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my build - i'm glad you like it! :)
 I made it 
  July 3, 2012
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= BEAUTIFUL lighting, and thanks for the nod :) Torches are my best friend, sometimes I use so many of them to light a scene I wish I had an extra few hands. Keep doing more of this please! Again, beautiful work. I know how you feel, it does take a long time to photograph light when you're a perfectionist. This simple scene: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=291227&id=/user_images/38504/1318566423m took me five evenings of photo shoots and approx 500 photos till I had it just right.
Thanks so much Leda for your kind words of encouragement! :) Ever since discovering your work in last years MocOlympics, i've been a huge fan of your lighting and presentation - it's just so thoughtful and deliberate and always looks stunning. It's something i've really tried to emulate this year. I still feel like a novice with lighting and setups though! Thanks for the tip with the torches too, i might have to invest in a few more for future shoots. ;)
 I like it 
  July 2, 2012
The photography and lighting really do make this great. The mood is very well set, so your time was well spent. I like how this works with the turtle island MOC to make a story.
 I like it 
  July 1, 2012
great shot, of an excellent build, angles and lighting can give a fantastic effect, you got it just right here, well done.
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  July 1, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous cover shot...
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
BEAUTIFUL lighting, and thanks for the nod :) Torches are my best friend, sometimes I use so many of them to light a scene I wish I had an extra few hands. Keep doing more of this please! Again, beautiful work. I know how you feel, it does take a long time to photograph light when you're a perfectionist. This simple scene: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=291227&id=/user_images/38504/1318566423m took me five evenings of photo shoots and approx 500 photos till I had it just right.
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
You're right, that first shot is incredible and worth of the MOCer you're trying to emulate. Great work. ~Dave
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
Excellent piece of work here, Dude! Very convincing atmosphere!
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
I love the cave walls and the lighting is well done. >Eric
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  June 30, 2012
the bones make agreat touch to an already epic scene
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
Excellent stuff.
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  June 30, 2012
Wow! A great build! I love the lighting, especially in the main picture! --Blast--
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  June 30, 2012
Stunning!
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  June 30, 2012
Wondrous! :)
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  June 30, 2012
Masterful work, build and photography both.
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  June 30, 2012
Great lighting, great MOC.
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  June 30, 2012
Incredible rock work and photography.
 I like it 
  June 30, 2012
Nice. great photography and lighting. and again great rockwork
 
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