Day 21 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

Your dream is still alive good sir.  Your dream is still alive. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr day on the 21st of January. 

Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 35mm F1.8G prime lens.  Manual exposure mode, F7.1, 1/50th second shutter speed, ISO 640, spot metering.  Lighting via Yongnuo YN560 II speedlight in manual mode, 1/16th power with the flash head zoomed to 85mm.  I used a Rogue grid on the flash with the 25 degree honeycomb grid insert and a full cut of CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gel to warm the column of light and to bring out the rich tones of the hardwood floor below.  The flash was on a Westcott boom arm attached to a Paul C Buff heavy duty light stand.  Flash triggered with PocketWizard Plus II on camera and flash.  Camera was handheld while lying on the ground.  

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