Day 8 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"After a long day, there is always time to reflect".  

Shot with the Nikon D300 and Nikon 27-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 34mm.  Manual exposure mode, F5.6, 1/25th second shutter speed, ISO 400, spot metering.  Lighting via four 60 watt florescent bulbs in an umbrella holder fixture on a light stand, with a Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella to diffuse the light.  30X40" mirror purchased from Lowes providing the reflection with a black curtain as the backdrop and 24x36" black  poster board used to flag the ambient from the white ceiling from creating any unwanted extra reflections.  

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