Project 365

too old to die young
Bokeh

Day 365 – Bye out there

Project 365, Day 365, 365/365, Bokeh, strobist, self Portrait,

It was fun… thank you all again!

Day 364 – into the sunset

Project 365, Day 364, 364/365, Bokeh, strobist, saftbären, beach, surf, surfing, sunset, surfboards, waves, splash, water, sand, gummy bears, gummi bear, Gummibär, Bär, Bärchen, haribo, Gummibärchen, Gummibären, Canon Ef 70-200 f2.8 IS,

Just one more Picture and I am done, so I thought I had to bring the gummy bears back before it’s over.

I am going to keep it short tomorrow and probably will just post the Picture and take a long break after that, so I want to use the opportunity today to thank a couple of people who came along on the way:

First of I got to thank all you Flickr people who followed my Project 365 and viewed my stream, commented and faved! You really kept me going, even when I wanted to throw it all down on some days.

A big thank you goes out to Daniel who helped me out so often with setting up, posing for me and shooting.

I got to thank the ‘Our Daily Challenge’ Group and all members there for the comments, ideas, inspiration and of course the challenges that helped so much to get my picture done every day.

Matthew, Marco, Tripper, Martin, Stefan, Andrew, Brandon, Paula, Alper, Alyssa, Tina, Jasmin, Sonia, Allison, Will, Connor, Thomas, Erkua, David, Tom, Laura, Karla, Austin, Sven, Darren, John, Sean, Chris, Leo, Cindy, Steffen, Hector, Daniel, Thibault, Scott, Dobra, Liisa, Krista, Christina, Shannon, Misty, Marilee, Candice, Maddie, Jean, Peter – and everybody else I forgot (and that are probably many) – for your pictures, support, ideas and inspiration.

My favourite little Canadian Tara.

My Camera for not failing me once during the year…. I am so proud of you!

Light in small boxes running of AA batteries.

Bokeh Bubbles and christmas light chains

… and you! Yes, I mean you!

Thank you so much!

200mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) into small Spoftbox from the top with 2 CTO, Nikon Sb-80dx (24mm – 1/64) bare from the front with CTO, Nikon Sb-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare on background with 2 CTB, Nikon Sb-80dx (105mm – 1/128) with grid on background bottom 4 CTO, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 363 – …and the circus leaves town

Project 365, Day 363, 363/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, Bokeh, one light, onelight, westcott apollo softbox,

I am sweaty, sticky, tired and I had something completely different planned for the day… but I got a chance to go to a show of a Band I admire for quite some time and that I never saw live before. Kyuss Lives played in Dortmund this eve. It was an awesome show and so much fun, so I leave you with …and the circus leaves town

24mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Spoftbox from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 361 – thirsty

Project 365, Day 361, 361/365, Bokeh, flare, shopping cart, nightshot, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, canon EF 70-200 f2.8 IS,

Another long day at university, so I did my bokeh street shot for the week tonight.

200mm – f2,8 – 1/5 – ISO 1250

Day 357 – Headlights

Project 365, Day 357, 357/365, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Strobist, flare, cars, streetshot, nightshot, headlights, warm, ourdailychallenge, odc, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm,

Use what you got, but never underestimate the power post processing gives you. One Light, a passing car and a bit of colour afterwards.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/2 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 356 – Bokehman

Project 365, 356/365, Day 356, Strobist, bokeh, Self Portrait, superman, bokehman, costume, light, bokehballs, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, bokehbubbles, Canon Ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

It’s a light, It’s a 50mm – No, it is Bokehman!

This one goes out to Marco who send me this idea quite a while ago – thumbs up man!

16mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/8) with grid on face, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) into small silver umbrella as fill from the front, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare from the left as rim, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare from the right as rim, Sunpak 120J (bare – 1/8) on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 355 – good company

Project 365, 355/365, Day 355, Bokeh, wine, red wine, dinner,

There was some family over so I didn’t got around doing much, but it was a nice even nonetheless.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/80 – ISO 400

Day 343 – The Montreal Song

Project 365, 343/365, Day 343, Strobist, bokeh, the montreal Song, Merton, piano,

I don’t know if you know the PianoChatImprov (if you don’t you should definitely check it out), but I have been falling in love with this song by Merton in the last week.

40mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) into small silver Reflective Umbrella from the top, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 342 – The Final Frontier

Project 365, 342/365, Day 342, bokeh, space, final frontier,

“Space: The final frontier
These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise
Its 5 year mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life and new civilizations
To boldly go where no man has gone before”
– Star Trek

24mm – f2.8 – 1/800 – ISO 400

Day 341 – not now…!

Project 365, 341/365, Day 341, Strobist, bokeh, rain, not now, raining, wet,

We wanted to go out and do a guitar action shot, but with it starting to rain really hard we just got out on the balcony.

40mm – f4.5 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/2) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the right, SB-80dx (50mm – 1/1) bare from the back, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 339 – Distinction

Project 365, 339/365, Day 339, bokeh,

Writing letters the whole evening. Lets see what comes out of it.

200mm – f2.8 – 1/60 – ISO 1000

Strobist Info:
3x SB-80dx (24mm – 1/1) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 338 – monkey’s job

Project 365, Day 338, 338/365, Self Portrait, bokeh, monkey, monkeys job, stolen camera, canon ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

I had to laugh so hard when I read this story of a monkey stealing a photographers camera and shooting some pictures of himself. It kind of reminded me a lot of myself and this project…

…my second thought right after that: Damn monkey is taking better self portraits then I ever have!

13mm – f4 – 1/20 – ISO 400

Day 336 – smell of light

Project 365, 336/365, Day 336, Strobist, Self Portrait, bokeh, perfume, perfumebottle, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

Home after a long day, but for some reason this idea got stuck in my head on the way home. At first I wanted to go for a single flash look, but when I started to set up, two others found their way into the picture.

35mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the left, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) snooted into a really small hole unter the bottle, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into half closed 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the right as fill, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 335 – day at the library

Project 365, Day 335, 335/365, bokeh, strobist, books, laptop, netbook, library, against white, white background, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm,

After spending my day at the library on my way home I found out that there was a free concert happening at the university. I would have loved to bring you a shot of that, but unfortunately I didn’t bring my camera (for once) because my bag was filled with books. Well, so that is what you are getting today.

50mm – f2 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into small silver umbrella from the top left, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 334 – off the branch

Project 365, Day 332, 332/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, cto, warm, colour, gel, summer, pale, bokeh

I really love the colours in this one looking at it on the computer straight out of cam. For some reason, the really late daylight, combined with the used whitebalance gave this one those nice creamy tones, even thought there is a bit of motion blur do to the 2sec shutter speed.

200mm – f2.8 – 2sec – ISO 100

Day 333 – Hard Drive Failure

Project 365, bokeh, railing, fende, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, colours, nightshot, rust, old, metal, street, chain, bokeh chain, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm,

I don’t know what happened today, but all of my programms on one of my harddrives got deleted. Which left me with another eve sitting in front of my computer and trying to fix it. I was close to doing a complete system sweap, but luckily I got it to work again without resorting to that. For some strange reason I had a strange hunch in the morning which made me back up all important files, so nothing important was lost.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/30 – ISO 800

Day 332 – warm day

Project 365, Day 332, 332/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, cto, warm, colour, gel, summer, pale, bokeh

… not really, but I felt like flair and strong rim today. Also I need to get in the sun. My skin is so white, that its getting hard to edit daylight pictures lately.

50mm – f2.2 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott 28″ Softbox from the right, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) bare towards camera with 1 1/4 CTO Gel, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 329 – copyright

Project 365, Day 329, 329/365, strobist, bokeh, copyright, post its,

I didn’t get around doing something interesting for the day, because I was reading up on some copyright stuff – don’t ask, I’ll tell you if I get it all worked out ;o)

50mm – f2 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into Westcott 28″ Softbox from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 326 – remember the eyes

Project 365, Day 326, 326/365, Strobist, Bokeh, Self Portrait, remember the eyes, back and white, B&W, photo tip, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSMm, 50 mm

I was going for a quick portrait today and while my brother snaped this shot, he caught me in the moment I told him to focus on the eye… so my tip for today, never forget the eyes!

50mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28" Apollo Westcott Softbox from left, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 323 – rooftop getaway

Project 365, Day 323, 323/365, Bokeh, sunset, happyfencefriday, hff, happy fence friday, fence, leaves, leaf, rooftop, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm,

I haven’t done a Fence Friday Shot in a while, so HFF everybody.

50mm – f2 – 1/400 – ISO 400

Day 322 – movienight

Project 365, Day 322, 322/365, bokeh, strobist, beer, popcorn, movies, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8,

I got to see Suckerpunch and Priest tonight. Both visually really awesome movies and both got me in the mood to do a theme shooting, but storywise… let’s say you don’t have to think much.

70mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/8) into Westcott 43″ reflective white Umbrella from the top, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 320 – summer solstice

Project 365, Day 320, 320/365, bokeh, 50 mm, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, rose, flare,

The days are getting shorter again… well, at least those damn birds will not be up that early any longer.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/80 – ISO 200

Day 319 – I am a bit tired

Project 365, Day 319, 319/365, Strobist, bokeh, self portrait, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8, tired, red jacket, onelight,

… can you tell?

24mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the top, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 317 – Rock on!

Project 365, Day 317, 317/365, Bokeh, Portrait, tina, girl, natural light, 50 mm, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

If been out today with Daniel and his Girlfriend Tina to cologne watching a show. Luckily she was kind enough to let me take a quick snapshot to be done for the Day with the Project. Yeah! ;o)

50mm – f1.4 – 1/500 – ISO 100