"I find your lack of snow.....disturbing !'
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 50mm F1.8G prime lens. Manual exposure mode, F5.6, 1/160th second shutter speed, ISO 100, spot metering. Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.
Lighting via one Yongnuo YN560 II speedlight in manual mode, 1/2 power with the flash head zoomed to 24mm, shot through a Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella on a light stand, camera right. Flash triggered with PocketWizard Plus II on camera and flash.
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 http://GreggObst.com