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Wha…!? It’s still alive!? I nuked it for like 3 minutes!??
I got this idea from the fact that the little Lego lobster from the new Batman Movie CMF Series has cute little eyes. How could he eat something so cute? I took this shot inside. I don’t often take pictures inside because the lighting is so much more difficult than natural outside lighting. I find I have to turn off all the lights to get rid of all the unwanted reflection on the plastic. I especially dislike it if it puts a glare on details like the face and eyes.
I wanted this shot to look like early morning in the batcave. So I used a large chunk of selenite I had mined from a glitter pit in Saint George, UT. I though it made for a good natural rocky wall that let the light filter in from the window. The floor is a sample piece of Tritan from the Eastman Chemical Company. I got this sample a while back when I was choosing a material for my Tritan Wowflute pocket ocarina. The clarity it offers is fantastic and it made for a good translucent blue floor for batman to stand on.
I used a piece of wadded up paper (spit wad), and rolled it to fit into the lobsters bottom connector piece. This way I could prop up the lobster to see more of the excellent detail while it still facing the camera.
The idea was this lobster is still alive and kicking!? Alfred should’ve cooked it longer… I had a similar experience as a kid but instead of sea crustaceans it was ants. I am not sure what I was thinking but there was a phase in my early childhood where I experimented at the demise of small insects. My dogs bowl of dogfood was out in the garage and had been discovered by a lone ant. This slowly turned into a steady stream of ants which then covered the entire contents of the bowl. My dog was disgusted for obvious reasons and I decided the easiest way to get rid of the ants would be to microwave them.
This was a disaster.
The ants didn’t seem to affected adversly from the microwaves. Either they were too small or just have some kind of super power like ant-man to avoid radiation or something? Well, the microwave was crawing with ants everywhere. The microwaves had cooked the dry dogfood and made it hot which made the ants want to climb off. It was a mess to clean up but I learned that nuking something alive may not actually make it not alive.
Hence, batman discovers that simply nuking a lobster for three minutes in the microwave doesn’t always work…