Churuya-san in Cancun

<marvalbert>On this sunny 85-degree day, Tian skips his second consecutive week of Rubbish Evangelion Merchandise. Will he be posting something else? Yes!</marvalbert>

I took a trip to Cancun this past weekend for a friend’s wedding. I knew it would be a good photographic opportunity, but this time I wanted something other than vacation snapshots. So I brought along one of my favorite figures: Nendoroid Churuya-san.

Nendoroid Churuya-san
A block of smoked cheese was probably better than the buffet food…

For this trip I went back to my good old Rebel, mostly because I would miss it less if something were to happen to it. Ironically the 6D is better suited for shooting by the sea, but I didn’t feel a need to test its weatherproofing.

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Shooting figures in public made me feel very self-conscious. It’s a silly thing to fret about, as I doubt anyone even noticed. On top of that it was a tourist area, so it was a bit of a challenge to pull Churuya-san out, think of a shot idea, get the actual shot, and then move on without holding other people up. Because not surprisingly, the best vistas attract a lot of others who want to enjoy it. As a result, my favorite pictures involve more mundane, less-traveled areas where I could spend more time planning the shot.

Nendoroid Churuya-san

I was also somewhat limited by my lens selection, as I only brought the 60mm macro and the 17-40mm zoom. It’s times like this when I wish I had a standard zoom with a good range. Then I’d be able to spend less time exchanging lenses, and more time planning shots.

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

I didn’t end up using a lot of Churuya-san’s accessories because they’re really tiny and would have definitely gotten lost. Indeed, I did make it through this trip with all of Churuya-san’s stuff intact. That’s a minor accomplishment in itself.

Nendoroid Churuya-san

In my hotel rooms, I could mess around a bit more with poses and positioning.

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san

The main thing I wanted to try was getting outdoors photos. When I hit the beach, I ended up taking one of my favorite photos:

Nendoroid Churuya-san

Nendoroid Churuya-san is a great subject for pictures. The figure is kind of silly but also really cute, and looks great doing anything.

Nendoroid Churuya-san

2 Comments

  • I totally can relate with you doing outdoor photos, there are times you can see some funny faces of people staring at you but mostly pretty much amazed how passionate we are with our hobby. My favorite is the last two photos! ^_^
    • Yeah I guess in the end there was no reason to be nervous about taking photos in public. Even if someone found it strange, they usually keep it to themselves. At least there was no problem with Churuya-san, still not sure about bringing my Beach Queens out and about haha