Day 15 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

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Thanks to my Wife, Denise for collaborating on this shot idea.  Thanks also to my co-worker Denise Wierzbicki for her supply of all the toys (except for Domo).  

Shot with the Nikon D300 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 28mm.  Manual exposure mode, F16, 1/30th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering.  Lighting via one Alien Bees B800 studio strobe on an Avenger C-Stand shoot through a Westcott 50" Apollo softbox, manual mode @ 1/2(ish) power.  Flash was positioned over top of the table with the white seamless at a slight angle.  Flash triggered via PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers on strobe and camera.  Camera tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon shutter release cable.   

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