Day 22 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"You don't drown by falling in the water.  You drown by staying there." --Edwin Louis Cole 

Spongebob was dropped into a rectangular, glass cake baking tray.  Repeatedly. 

Shot with the Nikon D300 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 45mm.  Manual exposure mode, F14, 1/200th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon shutter release cable. 

Main Light was a Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode @ 1/16th power zoomed to 85mm in a Rogue grid with the 25 degree honeycomb grid insert.   That flash was on an Avenger C-Stand with a boom arm just to camera left, aimed at the drop area on the surface of the water.   A second Nikon SB900 in manual mode @ 1/64th power and the head zoomed to 105mm with a blue gel was placed on a light stand with a boom arm and position low below and behind the glass, aimed up at the bottom of the glass cake plan.   A Westcott 30" diffusion panel from a 5-in-1 reflector kit was placed in front of that flash to diffuse the light.  Both flashes were triggered with PocketWizard Plus IIs on the flashes and camera.    

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