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    Tonka baby!

    Well, my parents still had my tonka truck from when i was a kid, when i was 4 years old my parents bought me one, and one day my dad told my brother and sisters that if they dont put their toys away and leave it on the lawn when he mows its going in the bin, so he did it and told everyone, and me being at that age i didnt understand, and when dad went to get it out for me the garbage man already came. he felt so bad he went out andgot me another one, this one. Every kid should have a tonka!

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    yn g60ii directly next to camera right at 1/64th. Triggered with the yn-605 and yn-560ii optical.

    What you think??

    Tonka baby!
    TONKA BABY! by AllenLennon, on Flickr
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    Re: Tonka baby!

    I think they've lost some of their character over the years. I once found a four-piece set in pristine condition at a tag sale. I regret letting some children play with them. They were completely demolished inside four months.

    Most kids these days want something with an electric motor.

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Jim, yes, i agree. They were good toys ay boy should get, i had to clean this one, you should of seen it.

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    These make great colorful subjects, Allen, but in this shot I would apply a bit of fill light - the tyres, chassis and cab are a bit too lost in the background for me.

    Philip

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    These make great colorful subjects, Allen, but in this shot I would apply a bit of fill light - the tyres, chassis and cab are a bit too lost in the background for me.

    Philip
    +1 from me. Might have been easier against a lighter BG provided you could control the shadows.

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    Allen, never had Tonka toys it was Meccano in my days. I like the black background with it but agree that a slight bit of fill light needed.

    Try posting it a bit larger, 1200 pix wide

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    Does that bring back memories. I had a Tonka military Jeep when I was a kid. 45-50 years ago. Thanks for bringing back those memories.

    Do those YN’s work for you? Are you happy with it?

    Nice capture, great contrast.

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Phillip, thank you, im going to try it again.

    Grahame, also had a maccano set to!

    Andre, Tonka trucks were and still is great. The YN's are great, i will reccomend the yn-560iii's to anyone who is on a budget, starting out to get get them. I have 3 yn-460's, 1 yn-560ii and 2 yn-560iii. I gathered them over a period of a year.

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Phillip, thank you, im going to try it again.

    Grahame, also had a maccano set to!

    Andre, Tonka trucks were and still is great. The YN's are great, i will reccomend the yn-560iii's to anyone who is on a budget, starting out to get get them. I have 3 yn-460's, 1 yn-560ii and 2 yn-560iii. I gathered them over a period of a year.

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Hi all, here is take two, any better??

    Tonka baby!

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Allen,
    Now I want to see all of the reflection of the truck. Go back and do it again!

    Thanks Allen, I am in the market for a second flash (Manfred is to blame).

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Quote Originally Posted by allenlennon View Post
    Hi all, here is take two, any better??
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Now I want to see all of the reflection of the truck. Go back and do it again!
    Yes!

    Philip

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    Re: Tonka baby!

    Ah yes..........Another Minnesota original

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