Thor & Hourman : Strange meeting

It’s all about the light. Amazing light brings perfect shadows.  It makes us pick up the camera when feeling uninspired and when we have no time to get to that perfect location.

We head to that favorite tree we’ve photographed a million times. We hit up a local park and photograph flowers. We point the camera at ourselves. Doesn’t matter as long as we are shooting in that light.

Sometimes you grab your camera and a few comic book figures you have laying around and see what you can come up with.

Now, fair warning and disclosure, this post is probably not anything terribly interesting to most people and will be firmly in the Geek-Zone. But given that I am a proud geek, I am happy to share!

Those that know me know that I’m a huge fan of all things geeky, I’m even a Co-Host of my very own Geeky podcast called digitalSoup with Jason, Adam and Usually Dave(I’m Usually Dave if that wasn’t obvious) and you should TOTALLY go check out the show. We put up new episodes each and every week on Tuesday’s so go subscribe in your podcast player of choice, we are in all of them!

Anyhow, a quick little backstory on the characters here in this little photo fun experiment.

Thor- The God of Thunder. Super awesome hero and God from Asgard in the Marvel Comics Universe. One of my long time favorites (that might just be the Norse heritage side of me) and currently a pivotal character in not just the Marvel comics but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a key member of The Avengers.

Hourman. A fairly unknown character from the Golden Age of comics for the DC Comics Universe. He’s what I would consider a borderline super hero as his superpowers are given by a drug named Miraclo. The catch, his powers last for exactly one hour at a time. So yeah, kind of a quasi super hero. But I picked up this figurine a few years back when our local photography group was doing a “Photograph Toys” challenge(or some sort of challenge like that) and I liked the play of the blacks and yellows with the red accents. I’ll be honest, I’m a geek and long time comic book fan but when I saw this character I didn’t know anything at all about him…still don’t know much actually. But he looks kind of cool and since this is a photo experiment that is all that really matters.

When I made these photos I didn’t have a “story” in mind. I was simply enjoying the waning sunset light offset with cool moody shadow tones. To me it feels like there is a story happening here. I have my own ideas of what it is, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on this EPIC Marvel/DC crossover meeting between the Mighty Thor and Hourman.

Quick gear notes:
-Photos made with
-Fuji X-T1
-Fuji XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS
-Fuji XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM
-Fuji XF56mm f/1.2 R
Mounted on a Vanguard AltaPro 263AT Tripod and Ball Head and processed using Mastin Labs Portra Pushed preset pack as a base for the edits in Adobe Lightroom.

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