Day 28 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

A break in the droid hunt gives time enough for a game of jacks.   

Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 50mm.  Manual exposure mode, F11, 1/60th second shutter speed, ISO 200, matrix metering.  Lighting a Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode @ 1/2 power with the flash head zoomed to 18mm, shot through a Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella positioned on a light stand to camera left.  30X40" mirror provided the reflection with a black curtain panel as the backdrop suspended on a boom arm from a light stand. 

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