Project 365

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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 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 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 358 – when life gives you lemons

Project 365, Day 358, 358/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, lemons, knife, slice them, on black, westcott 28

When life gives you Lemons… slice them and serve them back!

16mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, Nikon Sb-80dx (24mm – 1/32) bare flagged towards background and camera with 1/4 CTO Gel from the left, 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 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 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 353 – Gold

Project 365, 353/365, Day 353, Live, Frida Gold, stage, Bochum Total, Live Kultur, Unterhaltung, Concert, Festival, Open Air, Bochum Total 2011, Bochum, Bermudadreieck, Bermuda Dreieck, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

Last Day of the Festival and I had to stand the whole day in the rain. Luckily it was worth it and I got some really nice shots out of it.

28mm – f2.8 – 1/200 – ISO 400

Day 352 – Alin Coen Band

Project 365, Day 352, 352/365, Live, Alin Coen Band, Concert, festival, music, Bochum Total, Bochum Total 2011, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm,

Another one of those Band that really surprised me and that I enjoyed so much this weekend was the Alin Coen Band. Beautiful Songs, a great voice and so much fun while playing the show made the Band really stand out for me. Fantastic!

50mm – f1.4 – 1/500 – ISO 400

Day 351 – hell yeah

Project 365, Day 351, 351/365, Live, Carpark North, Concert, shooting, live, festival,

I’m shooting a Festival this weekend, so I got to publish a couple of Liveshots again. This is the Singer/Guitarplayer of Carpark North. Really great music and a fun show.

24mm – f2.8 – 1/400 – ISO 400

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 348 – Airport Pickup

Project 365, Day 348, 348/365, structure, nightshot, parking space, garage, waiting, airport, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

As the title suggests I had to pick up my Parents at the airport tonight, so I brought my camera along and snapped some shots waiting for them.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/200 – ISO 400

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 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