<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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In my hotel rooms, I could mess around a bit more with poses and positioning.
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 is a great subject for pictures. The figure is kind of silly but also really cute, and looks great doing anything.