Today brought another good day to try more indoor still photography. I thought I would work on another image for my new Collections Series. Creating these images is an attempt to come to terms with my bad habit of collecting things. I just went through my closet yesterday cleaning out some of the unwanted collections that have been accumulating inside (empty boxes from various purchases, magazines I’ll never read again, etc.). It felt good to clean out the junk.
Today’s image is from another of my obsessions – video games. I grew up as the video game industry was just beginning. I never was able to have the Atari 2600 or the Nintendo Entertainment System, although I had friends who did so I made it a point to stay friends with them. I did have some of the Mattel and Coleco handheld electronic games. I wish I had the foresight to keep those games. I bet today they would be something special or at least a curiosity for my kids.
I wasn’t able to disassemble my video game center to show everything in this image but I did manage to collect quite a few representatives. With both kids home I lost my extra room which doubled as a makeshift studio for me. I managed OK in the corner of the bedroom (had to keep Oliver away) but had a little more difficulty then necessary bouncing the flash properly. Not much processing applied to this image. A few tweaks in Lightroom and then a couple more in Photoshop.