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Karla’s Lego video

Karla’s Lego video

Karla was excited to pick up her latest Lego project.  The “Friends” kit, featuring a Lego ferris-wheel and rollercoaster, had been on lay-buy at the local toy brick store (“I’m Rick James Bricks” in Pakenham) for some time.  Karla decided to use some of her birthday money to pay it off and get it home so she could start building.

Making a Lego video

We decided to make a video about this Lego project for Karla’s YouTube channel. I was going to set up a time lapse, but decided to film the construction at normal speed, so when it came to the edit I could insert interesting bits amongst the fast motion.  By the time Karla had finished putting all the Lego bits together, we’d shot over seven hours of video!  Some how I managed to squeeze most of that into less than 14 minutes, including a couple of minutes from the shop and in the car.

Check out the video below showing a very determined 8 year old building her favourite Lego kit.

New look to my Photo Site!

I haven’t done much photography lately, and certainly haven’t had a chance to go out on a photo shoot anywhere, so today I looked for some inspiration at home.

This week was my son Brad’s 11th birthday, and he had some new Lego to build.  Once he had the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle set constructed, I asked him to set up a few scenes for me to photograph.

After processing the photos and uploading to Simon’s Photo Site, I started thinking about the layout of the site.  I looked around at a few other SmugMug sites for inspiration, and decided it was time for a change.  The Menu now sits at the top of the page, rather than on the left, which gives me more screen width for the landscape photos, while also giving me more space for extra menu options.

Below is a screen shot of the new layout, showing the Lego Gallery of photos I shot this morning.


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UPDATE: November 2016
I’ve shut down Simon’s Photo Site (so some images that were hosted there will no longer show).
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