Thursday, February 28, 2013

Day 59 — Ciao Benedict!

My crucifix scrubbing brush appears once again. Brush designed by Fredrickson Stallard.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/4000, f8, ISO 800, 170mm

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 58 — Butt Ugly Vase

I despise this wretched vase, however I have to admit that it makes delicious light play.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f5.3, ISO 1250, 105mm

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 57 — Mask and Profile

I like how a profile of the mask sneaks into this shot.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/200, f5.6, ISO 400, 50mm

Monday, February 25, 2013

Day 56 — Glass Apple II

The apple throws light every which way and when it is out of view the result is a truly abstract shot of dancing light and shadow.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 100, 42mm

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day 55 — Miro

The shadow of a group of plants on the dining table reminds me a little of a Miro.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f7.1, ISO 100, 35mm

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day 54 — Wet

Overcast skies and a light rain produce gloriously rich tones for this shot of the chair on the balcony.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f6.3, ISO 100, 200mm

Friday, February 22, 2013

Day 53 — Phat and Phunky

I really enjoy the fat funky shadow that this relatively fine plant projects.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/80, f5.6, ISO 1000, 24mm

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 52 — The Colander Has Landed

The Alessi colander makes a bold stand.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/500, f5.6, ISO 800, 95mm

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 51 — Starlings

Are you surprised to see this in 25' RADIUS? I am still inside my apartment — just pointing the camera out the window. It was dusk and the starlings began maniacally circling our building. On about their sixth circuit I captured this shot. Notice the ISO is ramped up for dusk so that I could use a fast shutter speed. I love the birds that appear as compact flying bullets.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/500, f5.6, ISO 1600, 200mm

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Day 50 — Floorscape

I know it's a stretch, but this image reminds me of Arnold Newman's portrait of Igor Stravinsky.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f5.3, ISO 400, 90mm

Monday, February 18, 2013

Day 49 — Sansevieria

The mother-in-law's tongue on the balcony is peeking beneath the blind.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f5.6, ISO 200, 112mm

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Day 48 — Mesh

Back to the infinite variations offered by the Alessi bowl "Cohncave"

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/25, f5.6, ISO 400, 200mm

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day 47 — Spiral Staircase

I think I could devote an entire blog to the staircase and the resulting play of light alone.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/6, f4.2, ISO 400, 32mm

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 46 — Scrubbing Brush

My favorite scrubbing brush. Extraordinary design by Fredrickson Stallard.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f7.1, ISO 100, 32mm

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Day 45 — My Valentine

An impromptu portrait of Mikael sitting on the bed.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/60, f5.6, ISO 400, 105mm

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Day 44 — The Unfurling

Yesterday I photographed an African mask. This is another African mask (Alocasia x amazonica AKA African Mask). A new leaf caught in the moment of slowly unfurling.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f5, ISO 100, 60mm

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 43 — Mask

We have a small African mask collection. Their expressions change with the varying light conditions. Here is one shot on the cement floor in front of the window.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/30, f3.8, ISO 200, 27mm

Monday, February 11, 2013

Day 42 — Single Tulip

I was taken by the perfect structure of a tulip in its prime state.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/60, f8, ISO 1250

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day 41 — Gourd Almighty

The noble, curvaceous and impossibly slim-waisted gourd reflected in the kitchen counter top.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/25, f9, ISO 1600, 32mm

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Day 40 — Molcajete

My beloved molcajete with some equally exquisite heirloom tomatoes.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/50, f5, ISO 640, 34mm

Friday, February 8, 2013

Day 39 — Lilies

The direct morning sun provided the added drama to this vase of lilies.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/1000, f4.8, ISO 125, 52mm

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 38 — Floorscape

Just the play of shadows and the texture of the cement floor appeals to my eye.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/80, f4.5, ISO 320, 42mm

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 37 — Balcony

I noticed that for just ten minutes each day we got these diagonal shadows on the balcony. It adds some texture to the composition.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f9, ISO 100, 18mm

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 36 — And the Kitchen Sink

This floral form captured my attention after the bubble-filled sink had drained.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/125, f3.2, ISO 800

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 35 — At Attention!

A very shallow depth of field to highlight the curvaceous tendrils of a phalaenopsis flower.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/125, f3.2, ISO 250

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Day 34 — Glass Apple

This glass apple throws its aura up against the wall.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/320, f9, ISO 200, 200mm

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day 33 — Colima Dog

Colima dogs are about 2,000 years old. They were added to burials as symbolic food for the deceased. During that time in Mexico, this small hairless dog was considered a delicacy. I have depicted him here emerging from a symbolic tomb into the light.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/200, f6.3, ISO 100

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 32 — Tulips Noir

These tulips are swimming in a sea of 'film noir' style shadows. The shadows are from the ribs on a Vitra chair They become a lot more engaging with a narrow depth of field to blur their mystery.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/640, f5.6, ISO 100, 200mm