Day 36 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"Stan, as your doctor, I'm urging you to lay off the limbo or risk further aggravating your scoliosis !"
 
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens zoomed to 28mm.  Manual exposure mode, F10, 1/60th second shutter speed, ISO 100, spot metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.  
 
Main Light:
I placed two Nikon SB900 speedlights on light stands.  Both in manual mode @ 1/4 power with the wide angle fresnel lens pulled down over the flash head to get the maximum 14mm wide angle dispersion of light coming out of the flash head.  The stofen was placed over that to diffuse the light further.  I shot those two speedlights through a 72 X 59" piece of white bridal satin fabric purchased from the fabric and crafts department at Wall-Mart.  I hung the bridal satin on a reflector arm on a third light stand placed in front of the speedlights and to camera right.  Flashes triggered via PocketWizard Plus II radio transceiver on flash and camera.  
 
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