On reviewing the image though I
decided there were two problems. Firstly the fruit was just poking
out of nowhere, there was nothing holding it up, visually that is.
Secondly, while the light did show all the parts
of the fruit, it was boring. I felt I could do better.
By reframing I included just a portion of the
fruit's supporting stem, problem number one solved, now what about
By placing the flash below the fruit I got some
very attractive key lines around it, but the top half was too dark.
Adding a reflector above the subject fixed that. Problem number
The background still had a few distracting highlights,
and the stem was not perfectly aligned with the edge of the frame,
nothing that couldn't be fixed on the computer in a few minutes.
Result, a very simple and elegant photo.