Friday, July 31, 2009

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

An avid reader of the blog recently sent me a sample pic of Jake Gyllenhaal as the title character of the soon-to-be released movie, "The Prince of Persia".

This is a interesting challenge!

A cursory glance at the outfit indicates that this would probably involve:

  • Andrea - for the pants and the sash
  • Russ - for the necklace, bracelet and possible accoutrements on the belts and vambraces - His response? "Hell, yes!"
  • David - for the belts
  • Reg - for the boot toppers, boot straps and vambraces with hand covers

I'm intrigued by the detailing on the vambraces and belts. They look quite detailed and abstract.

Sort of reminds me of the Trojan armor worn by Eric Bana in Troy.

I can also see Russ going full-tilt on the necklaces. This is the type of thing that looks extremely simple, but closer examination would uncover amazing details.

Monday, July 6, 2009

This is SPARTA!!

I had a confluence of circumstances that created the "perfect storm" for doing the "300" shoot today ...

  • Day after the holiday
  • Nosy neighbors on both sides were either at work or not at home
  • Beautiful weather

So I set up the camera, and donned the armor, clasp and sandals from Joe, cape from Andrea, pendant from Russ and speedo and scabbard from David. After taking the shots, I think I probably should have done some more pushups and side planks before I started shooting, but nevertheless, I think they turned out well.