Project 365

too old to die young
Bokeh

Day 315 – chocolate

Project 365, Day 315, 315/365, bokeh, strobist, chocolate, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balles, milka,

I like chocolate… have I ever mentioned that before?

200mm – f2.8 – 1/15 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
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 313 – Scaring people for 313 Days

Project 365, Day 313, 313/365, Bokeh, Strobist, scary, scaring people ,

We laughed so hard as we went out shooting tonight. While we were at it, a lady screamed at us, while driving by, we should stop scaring passing cars with firing flashes off at night… well lady, if you stick to the speed limit, no need to worry.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 309 – pick up

Project 365, Day 309, 309/365, Bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, package, pick up,

I got myself some new Photography Books, but unfortunately one was broken, so I’m waiting for it to get picked up.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/40 – ISO 800

Day 308 – revenge

Project 365, Day 308, 308/365, Bokeh, Strobist, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, revenge, dark, gloomy, bars, prison,

Trying out something in our stairway…

50mm – f2 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the front with CTO Gel, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) bare from the back with CTB Gel, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 306 – …over the ages

Project 365, Day 306, 306/365, Bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, railing, rust, old, stairs, worn down, over the ages, 50mm, 50 mm,

On the way back home…

50mm – f1.4 – 1/320 – ISO 100

Day 305 – It is so hot

Project 365, 305/365, Day 305, Self Portrait, Strobist, Bokeh, rain, glow, sun, wet, wet hair, raining, water, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 IS,

It got so hot the last couple of days, that I felt the need to do something with water again today. Lucky for me it started raining right around the time I got ready for my picture.

180mm – f4.5 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/2) into small silver umbrella from the left, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/4) bare behind with 1 1/4 CTO, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 304 – feel the wave, dude!

Project 365, Day 304, 304/365, Bokeh, Strobist, wave, surf, surfing, sun, water, canon ef 70-200 f2.8 is, gummy bears, gummi bear, Gummibär, Bär, Bärchen, haribo, Gummibärchen, Gummibären, surfboard, surf board, board

You got to feel the wave, dude! Just get into the flow..

After the great Gummi Bear shot by Austin I had to step up my game and do something new… it’s on man – it’s on! ;o)

200mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into 60cm Softbox from the top, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/4) on white background, SB-80dx (105mm – 1/32) bare on background left with CTO Gel, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) with grid on the gummibears from the left with CTO Gel, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) bare low on the right to light up the water, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 301 – tough one

Project 365, 301/365, Day 301, Bokeh, yoghurt, spoon, bokeh, on top of the world, tough one, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm, 50mm

I spend my whole day editing my picture for Day 300, so I didn’t got around doing anything fancy…

50mm – f1.4 – 1/40 – ISO 400

Day 300 – Blast

Project 365, 300/365, Day 300, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Strobist, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8, blast, dissolve, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls,

Day 300… wow. That took quite a while and to be honest the further along the Project I come, less I can wait for it to be over. Not that it isn’t a lot of fun, but I can’t wait to put my camera down for a week and don’t have to think about clicking that shutter every day.

I had this shot on my list for a while now and I finally got around to do it. The shooting itself was pretty fast, but the edit was a pain in the butt and took hours mainly because I couldn’t get it the way I saw the shot in my head. Definitely the most complicated jigsaw puzzle I did ever… and the one with the most pieces as well.

On other news, I got asked to contribute to the Flickr/Getty Image Collection and you can purchase some of my work there.

… this photo is brought to you by the Letter – L – press it and enjoy!

30mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

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

Day 299 – rainday

Project 365, Day 299, 299/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, canon ef 24-70 f2.8, rain, backlight,

It was raining today, so I just stoud in the window for my picture today.

70mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/1) into small silver umbrella high left, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/1) bare from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 296 – insert interesting picture here

Project 365, Day 296, 296/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, stand in, replacement, one light, onelight, black and white, canon ef 27-70 f2.8,

Damn it, I had a nice picture planned for today, but it didn’t work out at all. I even grew a pencil mustache and ran around with it the whole day. I was so happy to take it off at the end of the day.

24mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott 43″ Umbrella high right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 295 – …p p p peanutbutter!

Project 365, Day 295, 295/365, Strobist, Bokeh, canon ef 27-70 f2.8, m&ms, m and m, m&m, onelight, peanutbutter, orange

My buddy Daniel got back from the USA this week and he brought me M&Ms with peanutbutter… Oh, Yeah! I already emptied onet bag, now I have to slow down a bit, I just got one left.

38mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) bounced of a white board camera right, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 294 – spotlight

Project 365, Day 294, 294/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Canon Ef 70-200 IS f2.8, street, nightshot, bokeh, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, spotlight, rimlight, onelight, car headlight,

It is getting harder and harder to get some good bokeh lately, because before it gets really dark all the interesting colourful lights in my favourite street are already off again.

130mm – f2.8 – 1/30 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/64) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 288 – Burgers

Project 365, Bokeh, burger, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM,

Back on my way home…

50mm – f1.4 – 1/40 – ISO 1250

Day 286 – the dew

Project 365, Strobist, Bokeh, mountain dew, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, glow, colours, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM,

I love this stuff… to bad you can only get it at gasstation here in Germany and not in normal grocery stores.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/50 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/128) bare from the front, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 283 – all around

Project 365, Bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, yellow, flower, green, close up,

At the moment I could get around getting my pictures for the day, just walking around the garden. Everything is just so colourful.

50mm – f2 – 1/200 – ISO 200

Day 281 – field of green

Project 365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, flowers, flair, sunlight, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM,

I haven’t been in this area in quite a while, but I knew that there was a field there… lucky for me it looked like I remembered it.

50mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott shoot-through umbrella, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 279 – Cheesecake

Project 365, Day 279, 279/365, Strobist, bokeh, food, cheesecake, strawberries, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

I don’t want to make you jealous, but it was good…

70mm – f5 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/2) into Westcott Apollo 28″ Softbox from top, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 276 – ready for gym class?

Project 365, 276/365, Day 276, bokeh, strobist, self portrait, gym glass, nightshot, portrait, framing, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8,

I could have sworn those pillars were red before arriving on location. It took me a while finding an angle that works here, even though it is not perfect and I am not really happy. Taking Pictures of others is just so much easier when it comes to framing and posing.

24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/2) into Westcott Apollo 43″ reflective umbrella from left high, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/2) bare from the right with CTO gel, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 274 – late night snack

Project 365, 274/365, Day 274, bokeh, flowers, colours, nightshot, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm,

Been out today and on my way back I needed to stop and get me a little snack. It helps so much having your camera with you all the time :o)

50mm – f1.4 – 1/60 – ISO 400

Day 272 – ears

Project 365, 272/365, Day 272, bokeh, self portrait, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, colours, nightshot, ears, lock,

I used the nice weather in the evening to get out and find a nice bokeh shot.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/40 – ISO 800

Day 271 – blue

Project 365, Day 271, 271/365, strobist, self portrait, bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm, dark blue, sky, portrait,

…looking for some new angles. Who needs a blue background.

50mm – f2 – 1/125 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/16) into Westcott 43″ shoot through umbrella from front left with 1/4 CTO, tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 270 – sunglasses in the dark

Project 365, Day 270, 270/365, strobist, bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm, sunglasses in the dark, sunglasses, fossil,

… it just looks silly.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/32) into 60cm Softbox from the left, tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 269 – summer time

Project 365, Day 269, 269/365, bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm, sausage, grill, barbecue, summer, summer time, glow

Definitely one of the best things about summer… I love me some barbecuing.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/1000 – ISO 100