Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 120 — Silhouette

A simple silhouette of my friend Ife as she was checking her emails at the kitchen counter. I had the lens fully extended to capture her unknowingly from a distance.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f5.6, ISO 100, 200mm

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 119 — Colima Ghost

The pottery Colima dog first appeared on Day 33. In this photo only his shadow is evident. He is standing inside a glass enclosed case upon a glass shelf.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/800, f7.1, ISO 400, 60mm

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Day 118 — Kitchen Hardware

I had fun catching all these mid grays in our pots and pans today.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/25, f2.5, ISO 500

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day 117 — Garlic Bulb

I wanted lots of grays and blacks behind this garlic clove and I placed it on one of our black plywood chairs for this effect. It even offered a little reflection. Garlic is a staple at our place.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/640, f5.6, ISO 1250, 200mm

Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 116 — Flying Duvet

Sometimes when Mikael makes the bed he throws the duvet over the mezzanine to give it an airing. This is my view from below when that happens. It can be quite startling to see a large swathe of fabric come flying down from above.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/13, f4.2, ISO 100, 32mm

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 115 — Porcelain on Stainless

These cups have appeared on Days 3, 16, 20 and 31 and I just keep coming back to them because of the way they change with each lighting situation and surface upon which they are placed.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/30, f5.6, ISO 800, 120mm

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 114 — Bicycles

After having had my bike stolen from the garage, both our bikes are now kept beside the stairs in the living room. They too get to occasionally bathe in the long afternoon light reflected off the adjacent condos.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/100, f4.8, ISO 800, 56mm

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 113 — Floorscape (Longview)

As I have stated before, I am mesmerized by the changing shadows across our floor. After living in this space for 10 years, I was astounded this morning to discover a new view that I had not yet documented.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 100, 95mm

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 112 — Earth Day

It was the return twist of the leaf that I feel gave this image a humorous attitude.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/250, f2.5, ISO 100

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day 111 — 3 Splashes

Upon first look, one would think that I had a great strobe set-up and incredible luck to get three identical splashes. The truth is that I found these three splash-shaped dishes at SFMOMA. They only measure about two inches across. To complete the illusion I sat them in a shallow baking tray filled with a thin layer of milk.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/250, f8, ISO 100

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 110 — Plays of Light Upon the Back Door

The back door, which is in front of my work station. I was up very early in the morning.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/80, f3.5, ISO 100

Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 109 — Lemon Slice

I noticed the afternoon sun was shining brightly against the back door and I opened it just a sliver to cast this narrow beam of light across a bowl of lemons.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/125, f4, ISO 320, 24mm

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 108 — Gone with the Wind

I held this long-gone tulip up to the sky on the balcony for this shot. It inspired me to take a whole series.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/250, f8, ISO 100

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day 107 — Morning

Phalaenopsis reflected upon the table.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/250, f8, ISO 100

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 106 — Not So Cheerful Daffs

Nevertheless, they do possess a unique lace-like quality during the period of their demise.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/320, f5.6, ISO 100, 200mm

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 105 — Cheerful Daffs

These chunky, cheerful daffodils are the only things painted with sunlight at this early hour of the morning.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/200, f5.6, ISO 100, 35mm

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 104 — Up Close and Personal

The sun was shining directly into the face of this phalaenopsis flower when I took this close-up from behind (Check out the shutter speed). To take this shot I used an inexpensive Nikon #2 close-up lens on my 50mm prime lens.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/2500, f4, ISO 100

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 103 — Cube

Although mostly concerned with the shadow of the tulips, I also felt compelled to crop the sideboard to be a perfect cube.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/200, f8, ISO 100

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 102 — Miltoniopsis William Hammel 'Rising Sun'

I was careful in the placement of the orchid that all the petals got kissed by the rising sun.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/400, f5.3, ISO 100, 40mm

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 101 — Floorscape with Wheel

This reminds me of a photo I took a few years back in Fillmore Street San Francisco.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/160, f4, ISO 100

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 100 — Peek-a-boo

As I peek out the front door the mother-in-law's tongue peeks back at me.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f10, ISO 100, 50mm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Day 99 — Espresso

I employed severe cropping to capture the shadows rather than the object making them, but I did leave you a little hint.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/320, f8, ISO 100, 200mm

Monday, April 8, 2013

Day 98 — Cameroon Profile

This little guy is from Cameroon and projects a stunning profile in late, low light.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/30, f4.5, ISO 250, 40mm

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 97 — Jonathan Adler and Glasses

The apartment only gets direct light from the east, however this scene is lit by the setting sun reflected from the apartments opposite.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/50, f4.2, ISO 200, 32mm

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 96 — Stair Zoom

Same set up and position as day 1 and 68, except I zoomed the lens outward during the long exposure.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 10sec, f8, ISO 400, 48mm

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 95 — Zebra Selfie

I am standing in front of the balcony at dawn and no, those aren't mohair stockings.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 200, 32mm

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 94 — Deckled Edge Petals

I love the paper-like deckled edge of the tulip petals.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f5.6, ISO 640, 200mm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 93 — Balcony Shadows

In April, the sun shines directly into our apartment at sunrise. These are the shadows cast by the dining chairs and the railing on the balcony.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/800, f9, ISO 100, 48mm

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 92 — Against the Sky

It's Spring! Fair warning; you're going to get a lot of flowers in 25' RADIUS this month.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f5.6, ISO 100, 22mm

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 91 — Wet Wet Wet

Fabulously wet day today. Rain is a novelty these days in San Francisco.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm 1.4) 1/250, f6.3, ISO 100