Showing posts with label Toys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toys. Show all posts

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Horse - Day 31 #CY365

Today's challenge was "A Horse". Not having ready access to a real horse I went to the next best thing - Gumby's best pal - Pokey. This is one still-frame picture but it takes 1,440 still frame pictures to make one minute of Gumby and Pokey animation. That's almost four years at the picture a day pace of the 365 project. Canon 7D, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 1600.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lively - Day 29

Day 29 - Looking down an old fashion metal slinky at my tiny keychain camera. Canon G15, 1/800 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


A giant gummy bear night light on display in the Calendar and Toy Store at MacArthur Mall in Norfolk, Virginia. iPhone 5, 1/40 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 64.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lincoln Logs

Lighting up the Lincoln Logs with Robert. iPhone 4, 1/15 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Wright Stuff

- Spent this evening building building Lincoln Logs with my grandson. Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916, by John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. The toy was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the inventor's father. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking beams, which made the structure "earthquake proof". This feature assisted in the design of the toy logs, ensuring stability of the miniature buildings created with the toy set. John Lloyd Wright was issued US Patent 1,351,086 on August 31, 1920, for a "Toy-Cabin Construction." Today Lincoln Logs are distributed by K'nex. Canon G11, 1/80 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400 in macro mode.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gumby and Pokey Ride Again

- These rare vintage Gumby and Pokey Happy Trails game piece figures from 1968 were a free gift from a Foursquare check-in at GC5 Vintage & Gifts. I figured they would have to be part of the blog so look for them to show up in my photos occasionally. Canon G1X, 1/1600 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tunnel Vision

- Robert peering down his make believe tunnel. Getting a 5 year old male child to hold still for a full half second exposure is just plain luck. It was pretty much the max of his attention span today. Well come to think of it, that's pretty the max of my attention span everyday. Canon G11, 0.6 seconds @ f/3.2, ISO 800.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Down the Slinky

- I can't resist an old fashion metal Slinky.

The best present yet to give or get
The kids will all want to try.
The hit of the day when you're ready to play.
Everyone knows it's Slinky.

iPhone 4, 1/15 sec @ f/2.0, ISO 1000, olloclip fisheye lens, Camera+ app.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


- Robert's Transformer robots prepare for a big lunch time battle. On the left is Starscream a Decepticon disguised as an F15 fighter jet versus Optimus Prime leader of the Autobots. iPhone 4, using the Camera+ app, Freeform crop, Pinhole FX, and Thin White frame.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hungry Hungry Homer?

- Hungry Hungry Hippos,
"It's a race, it's a chase, hurry up and feed their face!
Who will win? No one knows! Feed the hungry hip-ip-pos!
Hungry hungry hippos! (open up and there it goes!)"

Did you know the hippos have names? Lizzie (pink), Henry (orange), Homer (green), and Harry (yellow). Canon 40D, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 800, 100mm macro, Litepanel LED light.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Taillights & Tailpipes

- My grandson Robert was staying with us tonight and we picked up a a new 1/24 scale 2005 Corvette C6 die-cast for the toy box at Grammy's house. We always have to race with a new car and this is Robert's Vette pulling away from my Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. In Robert's race he always wins so I'm usually looking at nothing but taillights and tailpipes. Canon 40D, 1/25 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400, 100mm macro lens.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Jester

- The Court Jester leads a small army of Lego mini-figures. These plastic articulated figurines by Danish toy manufacturer the Lego Group were first produced in 1978. Since then over 3.7 billion have been produced. Canon 7D, 1/1000 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rubber Duckie

- Rubber Duckie, you're the one,
You make
hot tubbing lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you;

Canon G11, 1/80 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400 in macro mode.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Playmobil Penguins

- My grandson Robert knows that I like penguins so when he went to Toysrus today with Cindy he didn't just think of himself, he had her buy this Playmobil Penguin set just for me. So I thought I'd set it up with some crushed ice and take a picture of the penguin family just for Robert. Hey little Buddy, thanks for thinking of me today. Canon 40D, 1/80 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 400, 100mm macro with two LED light panels.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Slinky Sasha

- I was trying to make some cool Slinky photos tonight but I had a lot of help from my two assistants who were fascinated with the new colorful plastic spring toy. Being cats they naturally assumed something new to the house was there only for their amusement. So I went with the flow and captured this really nice image of Sasha checking out the Slinky. Canon 40D, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 100mm macro, LED light source under the spring.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lego Logo

- Robert was over tonight and we built Legos for a while. After he went to bed I pulled out this crystal blue Lego Duplo block, applied some bottom light and took this macro photo. These are two of the eight the Lego logos on the block. After all of these years, two sons and one grandson, I can still enjoy time with these great plastic blocks. Canon 7D, 1/60 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 1600, Litepanel LED light and 100mm macro lens with the life size adapter.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Builder Bob?

- No it's not Bob the Builder, it my grandson Robert doing some serious reconstruction last week at Sandbridge Beach. Canon 7D, 1/1600 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400, zoom at 135mm focal length.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Magic Lamp

From 2010 Blog
- Proteus is a legendary narrow-gauge tank engine with a magic lamp hung upon his funnel. Legend has it that should someone finds the lamp, their wishes will be granted. Proteus is the newest addition to our Thomas and Friends railroad and made the trip out for dinner one night with his chief engineer. Canon G10, 1/60 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400, in macro mode.

Friday, December 25, 2009

359 - Slinky, Slinky

From 365 Project
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing! Everyone knows it's Slinky. The famous toy made an appearance at our Christmas dinner table, as holiday napkin rings. Every time I looked someone was playing with one. Why not -
It's Slinky, it's Slinky. For fun it's a wonderful toy.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky. It's fun for a girl or a boy.

Over 300 million have been sold and the jingle is the longest running in advertising history. Yes I know, the song is now running through your head over and over - happy, happy, joy, joy. Canon 7D, 1/320 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 1600, 50mm macro.