Day 10 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"Trapped in enemy territory"  

Shot with the Nikon D300 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 28mm.  Manual exposure mode, F11, 1/30th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering.  Lighting via Nikon SB-900 with Stofen diffuser, manual mode @ 1/4 power in Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella above and about one foot in front of the camera position extended out on a Avenger C-Stand with boom arm.  Flash triggered via PocketWizard Plus II on flash and camera.   Four bulb 60 watt florescent bulb clusters mounted on light stands placed on either side of the white seamless background to keep it white. Camera tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon wired remote shutter release.  Zacuto Z-Finder Pro used to magnify the live view screen to obtain focus during manual focusing. 

In 2013, I'm doing a 365 shot a day project with the theme "Toys. When you're not looking". The idea is to capture familiar toys dealing with the situations and challenges that life throws at them in the real world, just like a human would.  You can follow the progress of the project on