Day 53 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"Hey Tony !  Look at this guy.  He's still laughing at you.  Go ahead and slug Mr. Happy Laughing Drunk Guy again !"

Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 35mm F1.8G prime lens.  Manual exposure mode, F9, 1/50th second shutter speed, ISO 100, matrix metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.  

Main Light:
Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 1/128th power in a 22" Paul C Buff white-lined beauty dish with white diffusion sock on the front.  Strobe on a boom arm attached to an Avenger C-Stand to camera left and triggered via a set of PocketWizard Plus II radio transceivers, one on the strobe and the other on the camera.

Rim Light:
A Westcott 34" silver reflector was used to camera right to bounce light back onto the subjects.

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