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Monday, April 28, 2003

Remember Beaker?

I used to love the Muppets! Kermit was my favorite, but I really liked Beaker too. Well this afternoon I was getting a cup of tea at $tarbuck$ when I noticesd they had several little Muppets toys on candy cane sticks... I couldn't resist; I had to have Beaker--And I'll probably be getting the others too. Am I suddenly re-living my childhood? What's my deal? I admit it...I still love toys.

So I was sitting here editing some photos on the computer this evening and I noticed Beaker sitting there where I'd left him on my desk. Then, just for fun I took a snap shot of him with the Canon G2. I liked how it looked, with his shadow on the wall and the shot angle from slightly below his chin. Then I though, "Hmmm, I wonder what he'd look like with some nice studio lighting?" So I took him over to the portable photography set I have and set him up with a nice blue backdrop, an off camera flashhead and a softbox.

I think he looks pretty sharp with his lab coat and tie on, and his facial expressions are hilarious. Simply by changing the angle of his body or turning his head slightly, I got a new expression every time. Who woulda thougth I'd have this much fun with a toy that was only $3.99?

Now I can't wait to get Kermit. I'll keep you posted.

Have a good day, and try to have some fun!

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