Freak in the box.
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens zoomed to 28mm. Manual exposure mode, F5, 1/60th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering. Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.
Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode @ 1/64 power shot into a small sized Rogue Flashbender with diffusion panel attached. The flash was mounted on a boom arm attached to an Avenger C-Stand and flown directly over the camera position and slightly ahead of the lens. Flash 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