Day 82 – JD, originally uploaded by Andy Lane ~ Notts.

Bit of a late one tonight, but I’ve been following Dustin Diaz’s 365 and he’s got a lot of inspirational Strobist work up there and it’s well worth taking a look at if you are after inspiration, google him I’m sure he’ll pop up!

Anyway I busted out my ebay strobe (Nikon SB24) and went happily about blasting ight at this poor, unsuspecting bottle of liquid gold. I used a sliver brolly to reflect the light from the strobe (positioned low and to the left of frame behind the bottle) as a fill.

Day 52 – Tulip, originally uploaded by AndyLane78.

What a great weekend, great weather, good friends and BBQs. I hope the summer will bring us more of this this year! Thanks to Vanessa for providing the subject of today’s photo.

Day 31 - Condensation

This weekend I finally managed to get the right leads to fire my SB24 off-camera, so this was an attempt at a macro shot of some fruit suspended in tonic water and ice. The subject is set up inside my home made lightbox and the flash is fired from above. My macro lens is manual focus only so sadly I focussed on the surface of the jar and not on the fruit, but I actually like how this one turned out.