Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 70

Childhood Toys Project - This was fun! I only have one childhood toy. But, this isn't the actual castle I had. While it's missing the flag that stood tall about proud, and made a very fun sound when you pulled it, it is from Fisher Price from 1974 and in decent shape. My SIL and I found it on our annual drive through her neighborhood in on spring clean-up day. I screeched to a halt and said, "I've got to have that!" My brother and I would play with this for hours. We would drop everything we could find down the dungeon drop at the top of the castle. Many toys would endure their fate for days and months on end in that little gated jail. We would also hide anything that would fit behind the secret staircase. My mom still has our original castle back and home, and it's held strong through the ages of it's knights and queens, to Barbies, Strawberry Shortcakes, and Spiderman figures.

This was fun to photograph, and also fun to make look a little erie and scary. Great project! 

 Day 70
Settings:
ISO 100, f/2, ss 1/160, 50 mm
lots of textures! creating the smoky effect




17 comments:

Kim said...

Very mystical looking... great shot!

Candi said...

Awesome!

Kristal said...

Such a cool castle! I had the house and the barn... lots of fun.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Cool castle, so much better than just a house.

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh, I totally remember this castle! I love it!!

Kristin said...

What a fun toy and I love the story that goes with the find and of your childhood; your kids will really appreciate this when they are older. Now that my Mom is gone, I have so many questions about her past that I wish I would have asked her, so it's good to record stuff just in case your's want to know more about you when you're not here to tell them.

snapshots2011 said...

Love the story behind it~ and the smokey texture is perfect for the castle!

Melissa said...

Oh how cool. Love your story and love the smokey effect you achieved with textures.

Misty said...

What a great toy and great story!

Missus Wookie said...

Cool editing/shots.

I remember that castle - we bought the newer version for my kids years ago.

karren said...

i LOVE this...and the edit!! I regret giving it away. I should have saved it for my grandchildren. I got rid of everything when they announced that some children had choked on the little people. I do not think that the new little people are as cute

Flower Photography said...

I just love vintage toys especially ones with memories!

Carrie said...

Very cool. I like all the little sticker details!

Tracy said...

Awesome!! Love the effects!

Anita said...

Love the dreamy feeling of these.

Susan Seaman said...

I love this! I wish I would have had pictures of some of my toys from growing up. I like to go look them up on Ebay for old time's sake.

Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

We had this castle at my grandma's and it was my absolute favorite! Thanks for sharing!!