One of the advantages of photographing toys is that you can tower above them and shoot from any angle you want. In real life, I would find it extremely difficult to shoot a giraffe from above to capture its long shadow. With a small giraffe toy, however, it becomes easy.
Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.
RICOH , LTD. PENTAX K-1
48 mm (35mm equiv.)