Day 42 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

Union mandated coffee break
Special thanks to my Wife, Denise for her setup assistance during this shoot.  Image created with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 60mm.  Manual exposure mode, F13, 1/50th second shutter speed, ISO 100, spot metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.  

Main Light:
Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode @ full power with the flash head zoomed to 24mm.  Stofen diffuser on the flash with the flash shot through a Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella which was flown out over the subjects on an Avenger C-Stand with boom arm. Flash triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio transceiver on flash and camera.

Fill Light:
Four daylight balanced florescent lightbulbs in a four-socket adapter mounted on a light stand and placed to camera right.
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