25' RADIUS refers to the size of my apartment. Each day of 2013 I am publishing a photo taken from within the confines of my abode in an effort to push myself to find inspiration in unexplored compositions and natural light — "Locally sourced fine art photography"
It had to happen. When you are stuck for something to shoot, you can always spin the camera around and shoot yourself. I set the tripod up on the dining table and shot... and shot... and shot, until I got something suitable.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/60, f11, ISO 100, reverse flash into reflector
I go to great lengths for the right shot. I placed the vase on the balcony ledge and started shooting. Seconds later the vase took flight after catching a fresh breeze. We are three floors up. It wasn't pretty on the street below. No one was hurt in the making of this photograph.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/500, f5.6, ISO 100, 56mm
Visitors are the perfect opportunity to grab a portrait. Ife is tricky to catch unguarded, but she was enthralled in conversation and I was free to snap away. Again, it was noticing the quality of light that prompted me to fetch the camera for the shot. I certainly had to ramp up the ISO to make use of the setting light.
Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/800, f5.3, ISO 2000, 120mm
I love this bowl. "Cohncave," by Susan Cohn for Alessi, is an open bowl made of steel colored with black and grey epoxy resin. It sits atop an inexpensive Ikea nest of tables with the morning sun kissing it's right side.
Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 140, 150mm