365 Photo Project - Day 28 - You Shall Not Pass

Day 28 - You Shall Not Pass

I really love The Lord of the Rings. I have read the books through numerous times and seen the movies more times than I care to admit. And like many people, one of my favorite characters is Gandalf. So I have a little Lego Gandalf I take with me on my travels to photograph at major locations, I have a whole photo series! I stole the idea off of a reddit thread some years ago that I cannot find at present, else I would share it.

What is a man to do when he goes rock climbing with his phenomenal wife, goes out with friends, and then sends his wife home in the car that has his camera in the trunk, leaving him without a camera with which he was planning on taking a specific photo for his 365 photo project? (Hint, I'm talking about me.) The answer is still life photography! But what is a man to do when is not really a fan of still life photography, not on principle, but on a lack of typical creativity? The answer is Lego Gandalf!

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 50mm f1.8
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f1.8
  • Shutter: 1/60 sec
  • ISO: 200