Project 365

too old to die young
Strobist

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 362 – Jump

Project 365, Day 362, 362/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, flashes, jump, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8,

You might as well J-U-M-P!

24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
2x Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/1) bare, 6x Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) bare, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 360 – Rock it… !

Project 365, Day 360, 360/365, Self Portrait, strobist, guitar, rock, jackson guitars, jackson, on white, white background, sunpak 120j, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8,

I finally restrung my guitar after weeks and cleaned it, so I thought it would be a good idea to capture it… also I really badly need a haircut again.

24mm – f6.3 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/2) into 60″ Reflective Umbrella from the right, Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/2) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 359 – photo jewelry

Project 365, Day 359, 359/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, on black, black background, photo jewelry, Lens Bracelet, black and white, B&W, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8,

I am not really big on jewelry any longer, I don’t even wear a watch, but I love my Adam Elmakias Lens Bracelets.

25mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, Nikon Sb-80dx (105mm – 1/128) with grid on bracelets, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

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 354 – Quickie

Project 365, Day 354, 354/365, Self Portrait, strobist

Just a quickie today… it’s raining again and I am still a bit hung over after the weekend

19mm – f4.5 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/4) into 60″ reflective umbrella from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 350 – toys, toys, toys

Project 365, Day 350, 350/365, strobist, flash, sunpak 120J, box, mail, package, Canon EF 27-70 f2.8,

I hope I can step up my game in the next couple of days again nearing the end of my project, but I had a major headache and so you just get my new toy that came in today. Yeah for another Sunpak 120J. Now I just need to find myself another batterypack for it.

38mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/16) bare in box, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) handheld from the top, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 349 – Slap in the Face

Project 365, Day 348, 348/365, self portrait, Strobist, Black and White, B&W, book, richard avedon, Performance, on white, white Background Canon EF-S 10-22 F3.5-4.5,

“If you are not familiar with Richard Avedons works, meet me later outside… so I can slap you in the face!”
– Zack Arias

It took me a while to finally pick up one of the Avedon Books, because they are so damn expensive. Soon after I got the first one, I had three more at home. Every time I look through them I am fascinated with the images. So if you really want to see a Master’s Work I advice you to pick up Perfomance by Avedon.

20mm – f7.1 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) into 60″ Reflective Umbrella, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 347 – scream

Project 365, Day 347, 347/365, Strobist, Portrait, action, nightshot, guitar, gibson les paul, gibson, les paul custom, red blue, jump, rockstar, Canon EF 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

I wanted to do this shot for a while now, but with it raining every day Daniel was over in the last couple of weeks it took a bit longer then planed. Even though it started to rain in the middle of the day again, we luckily got a window without it pouring in the evening.

20mm – f9 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/1) bare from the top center, SB-80dx (50mm – 1/2) bare from the left as rim with blue gel, SB-80dx (50mm – 1/2) bare from the right as rim with red gel, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 346 – swinging

Project 365, Day 346, 346/365, Strobist, tree, swing, red, yellow, saftbären, leaves, leaf, green, gummy bears, gummi bear, Gummibär, Bär, Bärchen, haribo, Gummibärchen, Gummibären, on white, white background, Canon Ef 70-200 f2.8 IS,

Before the Project is over I got a couple more Gummi Bear shots I want to do.

78mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 60cm Softbox from the top, SB-80dx (105mm – 1/32) bare from the left as fill, SB-80dx (17mm – 1/8) bare on the background, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 345 – feeling under the weather

Project 365, Day 345, 345/365, Self Portrait, strobist, sun, rain, switching conditions, feeling under the weather, warm, cold, sun, rain, headache, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

I’ve always been sensitive to the weather and can normaly tell changes happening ahead of time, but sometimes the weather is just killing me. It started out with beautiful sun in the morning and by evening it was coming down in buckets. Normally that isn’t that much of a problem, but there are those times, when there is a certain change in barometric pressure and humidity that is giving me major headaches by the end of the day.

24mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/2) into 60″ Reflective Umbrella from the top, SB-80dx (17mm – 1/4) bare on the background left, SB-80dx (17mm – 1/4) bare on the background right, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 344 – Montezuma’s Revenge

Project 365, 344/365, Day 344, Strobist, Montezuma's Revenge, Montezuma, Revenge, figure, on white, white background,

Just a quick shot. It is late and I am so tired…

70mm – f6.3 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/2) into small silver Reflective Umbrella from the top, SB-80dx (14mm – 1/4) bare on background, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

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 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 337 – chasing clouds

Project 365, 337/365, Day 337, Strobist, Self Portrait, field, warm, dusk, sunset, clouds, golden, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8, onelight, one light,

The whole day there were all those big fluffy couds in the sky, so I basicly considered my picture for the day pretty much done. By the time I got home though, almost all of them were gone and I could only see one or two left in the distance. So I got into my car and drove out to the nearest empty space, but as I arrived nothing really lined up the way I wanted it to any more. So consider this one more of a second choice image… but I think all the bugbites I got this evening were worth it.

46mm – f10 – 1/250 – ISO 100

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 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 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 331 – out there

Project 365, Day 331, 331/365, Strobist, the general, on black, black background,

I shot the generell before, but I didn’t had anything else around and I was to busy to get out today, so a bit more fun with grids.

70mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/4) with grid from the left, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 330 – I guess so

Project 365, Day 330, 330/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, grid,

Busy weekend so another quick one for today. I am still palying with my grids, trying to find a certain look.

25mm – f6.3 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/4) with grid from the right, camera and 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.