Day 58 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you."
-- Lyrics from the song "Stuck in the middle with you" by Steelers Wheel
 
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

Setup Info:
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 35mm.  Manual exposure mode, F8, 1/125th second shutter speed, ISO 100, spot metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.    
 
Main Light:
Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 1/4 power in a 22" Paul C Buff white-lined beauty dish with white diffusion sock on the front.  Strobe and beauty dish mounted on a boom arm attached to an Avenger C-Stand hovered about four feet over the white seamless and further diffused by shooting it through a 36 X 56" DIY scrim made out of 1/2" PVC pipe and white bridal satin.  Strobe triggered via a set of PocketWizard Plus II radio transceivers, one on the strobe and the other on the camera.