Day 11 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"Ticking away the moments that make up the dull [dog] day..."  

Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG macro lens.  Manual exposure mode, F4, 1/40th second shutter speed, ISO 100, matrix metering.  Lighting via Nikon SB-900 with Stofen diffuser, manual mode @ 1/4 power in Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella at 45 degree angle to camera left extended out on a Avenger C-Stand with boom arm.  Flash triggered via PocketWizard Plus II on flash and camera. Camera tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared shutter release.  DxO labs Film Pack 3 used to add the Kodak Elite Extracolor 100 film emulation. 

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