Saturday, August 31, 2013

Day 243 — Sweet Spot

Although not a huge baseball fan, I am a big history fan. I purchased this a ball back when DiMaggio was still with us.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/1250, f5, ISO 100, + screw on closeup filter

Friday, August 30, 2013

Day 242 — A Thin Slice of Bowls

Three droplet porcelain bowls lit by a narrow wedge of sunlight.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/100, f13, ISO 100

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Day 241 — Oyster Mushroom

Moments before cooking, I just had to capture the raw beauty of this mushroom.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/200, f16, ISO 100, + screw on closeup filter

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day 240 — Graduation

An illness three months ago put my exercise regime on hold for one month and it has taken until today when I can finally graduate to the 30lb dumbbells from the lightweight 20lb pair.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/160, f16, ISO 100

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Day 239 — Tiger Lily With Black Diagonal

A variation on the tiger lily shoot that appeared on Day 228. A diagonal shadow introduces some direction and intrigue.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/500, f8, ISO 100

Monday, August 26, 2013

Day 238 — Straw Broom Landscape

This close up shot reminds me of reeds in a swamp.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/13 sec, f14, ISO 100, + screw on closeup filter 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 237 — An Empty Desk

My partner Mikael has left for a stint in DC, so the desk behind me sits empty.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/50 sec, f1.4, ISO 100 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Day 236 — Mask in Profile

My favorite mask. This was also the subject of a shoot Day 43.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 2 sec, f16, ISO 100 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 235 — What Remains

Though I am not religious, I am also not immune to the power of icons wherever they may appear. This apparition came about when I removed a scrubbing brush from the bathroom wall. You can see the brush on Days 46 and 59.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/125, f1.4, ISO 100 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 234 — Dead Sunflower

My fascination with dead flowers continues with this once noble and radiant sunflower.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/250, f11, ISO 100 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 233 — Triangles

This triangular face demands a triangular light for optimal effect.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/200, f6.3, ISO 100, 36mm

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Day 232 — Lilies From Above

This view from above creates an unusual perspective for these lilies.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/640, f8, ISO 100, 24mm

Monday, August 19, 2013

Day 231 — World Time Zones

This plant has the remarkable ability to tell what time it is in several countries at once.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/200, f9, ISO 400, 29mm

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Day 230 — Juvenescence

A friend dropped by with her new baby. Here she sits wide-eyed and with a whole future ahead of her.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/100, f2.5, ISO 800

Day 229 — Feet Study

The afternoon light was dancing off my knuckles, so I arranged my long feet into a continuous loop to see how it would stand as single piece of still life art... or is it a portrait?

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/80, f1.8, ISO 100

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 228 — Go Tiger

A noble tiger lily in full bloom.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/500, f8, ISO 100

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 227 — Mint

I stepped out onto the balcony for this snap of my luxuriant mint bush. Taken in full shade.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/40, f3.2, ISO 100

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Day 226 — Portrait of Ife

One directional low light coming in from the late afternoon. A snap in the kitchen with the aperture fully open.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/60, f1.4, ISO 200

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Day 225 — Sunflower Shadow

A small window of light upon the floor frames this one sunflower.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/250, f16, ISO 200

Monday, August 12, 2013

Day 224 — Sunflower in Profile

Friends dropped by for a drink and brought a beautiful bunch of sunflowers. I'd never considered snapping them from the side before, but I rather like the result. It was overcast for most of the day so the light was soft coming in from the window.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/250, f5, ISO 800

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 223 — In Bed With Mikael

Up close and personal this morning. I've always wanted to chart the contours of Mikael's resting body. Here is his head and ear.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/13, f1.6, ISO 800

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day 222 — Ready for Battle

Mikael's new T-shirt begs for a pose.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/200, f7.1, ISO 800

Friday, August 9, 2013

Day 221 — The Door is Ajar

I was trying to capture the nautilus-like curve of the staircase and needed to open the door for more light which led to a more interesting composition.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/40, f5.6, ISO 400, 18mm

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day 220 — Still Life iMac

Even though I work on a current model iMac, this gem is just too iconic to relinquish, and it still works well too. Here it is on an isolated little work station in a nook by the dining table; an aerial shot from the bedroom. The binoculars are ever present essentials for apartment living.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/80, f4.8, ISO 1000, 62mm

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Day 219 — Mikael's Back

I caught this shot of Mikael while he was at the sink doing dishes. I pulled his pants down a little for more detail.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/125, f5.6, ISO 100

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Day 218 — Stair Zoom

The camera is on the tripod for this long 5 second zoom exposure. Lots of light play all over the place.

Nikon D80 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 5 sec, f5, ISO 125, 62mm-18mm

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 217 — Bandage

I went for a bike ride yesterday with my partner. He  took a tumble from his bike. Today, when I awoke, I found that the elastic bandage had been pulled out and each time I passed it I admired its gentle undulating  curves.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 2.5 sec, f22, ISO 100, 95mm

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Day 216— Table and Floor

Large bold swathes of contrasting shades of gray form this abstract composition.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f7.1, ISO 100, 62mm

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Day 215 — Flattened Chair

It took a bit of strategic positioning to create this shot. The ability of shadows to unwrap and flatten an object is what drives me to pursue them in my photography.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/160, f6.3, ISO 100, 32mm

Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 214 — Chair Back

The sweeping curve of the back of the chair duplicates its form upon the dining table.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f9, ISO 100, 44mm

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day 213 — Aorta Vase

This unusual vase by Jonathan Adler becomes even more curious when shot from above. Although shot in full sunlight, I have drastically reduced the exposure to create this rich mood of dark tones.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 18-200mm) 1/250, f14, ISO 100, 62mm