- The flashgun still worked
- ..therefore the rechargeable batteries worked
- ..therefore the recharger worked
- A still-life is all about composition
- spatial relationships between elements
- their visual weight and balance
- connectedness between elements
- relationship with the frame
- implied spatial relationship with the viewer
- Only then does light interplay come into its own, revealing
- contour and form
- texture and pattern
- implied "feel" of the elements i.e. response to touch
- It's difficult to hand-hold both the camera and the flash (for the fill-in light), for this sort of shot - at least not with repeatable results. A tripod for one or both is essential.
What about the shots themselves? Well, nothing worth shouting about. Although I did learn that a mono conversion on rich tomato-reds can make them look like plump jewels, glowing with their own silver light. (info slotted away for later use.)
I was quite surprised at how the reds responded during the mono conversion... what do you think?