"Lord Vader, we have located the source of the smoke..."
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 35mm F1.8G prime lens. Manual exposure mode, F11, 1/20th second shutter speed, ISO 250, spot metering. Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.
Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode @ 1/32 power with the flash head zoomed to 50mm. A full cut of CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gel was placed over the flash head to warm up the light. Flash shot through a Rogue grid with 25 degree honeycomb grid insert to concentrate the light into a tight circle. Flash was handheld above the scene and triggered via Nikon CLS using the popup flash on the D7000 as a CLS commander unit.
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