Nest Egg

This photo was made as part of a group assignment at, the learn-how-to-light blog. It was lit with one small flash. See how here.

  • Elias.e.r 7y

    What shutter, ISO, aperature and focal length?

    What settings on the flash?
  • yeoldeblackhippie PRO 7y

  • pjhunton 7y

    great solution as always, I need one of those golden eggs, have you been stealing from Wonka again? I'd watch outif I were you, the Umpa Lumpa's are now armed!
  • Andy M 7y

    once again you proved: less is more
  • eidrasa 7y

    I wonder what would be different if you simply bounced off the ceiling? The specular on the egg looks very much like a reflection of the ceiling.
  • the camera is a toy. 7y

    All that hard work really paid off - beautiful shot!
  • tvphoto 7y

    I'd be more likely to bounce flash off of a piece of white foam-core, or just put my "ripstop nylon" scrim in front/on top of it.
    Foil is best idea yet. it still seems color balanced, so it works well.
    Makes me want to copy the setup/picture for fun. :)
  • fir3bird 7y

    Ah, D300 huh? What happened to the trusty D70 heheheheh.
    Nice shot.
  • Jaclyn Stevenson PRO 7y

    Reminds me of Jack and the Beanstalk. Seen in Explore... nice !
  • Michael Cuffe 7y

    Love the textures and tones. A nicely composed image.
  • stellarviewer PRO 7y

    I see that J.D. has this posted on his blog.

    By the way I have been remiss in thanking you for the reference to his blog back when you first proposed this assignment.

    I was one of the folks that sent his traffic over the top that day. His blog is now bookmarked as one of my regular stops each day literally right next to yours in my bookmarks.
  • Aaron Perry-Zucker 7y

    gorgeous shot man, love the glowing egg and the detail in the nest
  • Dan Wiklund PRO 7y

    Wonderful shot. Aptly named as well.
  • Frisco Daniel 7y

    wish it was mine;)
  • Thom Milkovic PRO 7y

    The tone is gorgeous and the texture is beautiful.
  • the camera is a toy. 7y

    I'm pretty sure I saw this picture (or one VERY similar) in a Bank window just south of Times Square advertising some sort of "Nest Egg" somethingorother. Can anyone confirm?
  • David H PRO 7y

    Really? Did you grab a photo of it?

  • stellarviewer PRO 5y


    Your "Nest Egg" photo made the Consumerist website today. Complete with a photo credit.
  • romeoartwork 5y

    how can you be contacted?
  • Sam Posten III PRO 5y

    Sue, sue!
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Taken on March 2, 2007
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