dave's 365 project

Day 363 /365

Posted in Uncategorized by Dave on December 29, 2010

Look what I found in the fridge today! It sure made my picture of the day an easy choice. I can’t believe there are only two days left.



Day 286 – fresh pears

Posted in Uncategorized by Dave on October 13, 2010

There’s not much better than fresh pears.

How it was shot:

1/250s | f8 | ISO 100 | 88mm | flash set at 1/2 power in softbox

Originally, I tried to emulate window light. But I didn’t like the surroundings so chose to black it out by increasing the shutter speed to max. There is a flash in a softbox to camera right and about 1 foot away from the pears.  Because the light source is so close to the pears, it creates a relatively quick dramatic falloff for shadows.

Day 245: morning fruit

Posted in Uncategorized by Dave on September 2, 2010

Every morning Liz gets up with me and makes a fruit smoothie for breakfast. Aren’t I lucky?
I never just eat fruit so having a smoothie is the best way. Thanks Liz!

Day 219: Persimmon

Posted in Things by Dave on August 9, 2010

The kids got up early and picked a bunch of Persimmons off our tree in the backyard. Too bad they’re no where close to being ripe. Oh well, they at least made a POD.

How it was shot:

Wescott softbox to camera left. There is window light coming in from the right. Here’s the setup shot:

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Day 208: Cherry Tomato’s

Posted in Uncategorized by Dave on July 27, 2010

I had a nice salad tonight with our home-grown tomato’s.  See them on the vine in Day 197.

How it was shot – this is my “go-to” set up when I have no ideas.

There is a flash through a softbox to the camera left. A second flash is aimed at a white poster board behind the tomatoes and that provides back light. Quick and easy for those lazy days.

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Day 162 – Fresh Raspberries

Posted in Uncategorized by Dave on June 12, 2010

I almost missed my 365 shot tonight. I didn’t have my camera with me today and didn’t get home until 11:30pm. With no ideas at all, I went to the fridge. Luckily, Liz had just bought fresh raspberries. I took them out to the garage where I have my flash always set up. Fired off a few and went to bed. Barely made it. I’m happy with the results given the circumstances though.  I love the macro lens for days like this!