Spent four afternoons last week doing a photography course with a professional photographer. The last lesson was a still life photograph. To get the following photo took about 40 photos. The object was placed on a black cloth backdrop and the photo had to look as if it was floating in space. I eventually got it (almost) right!.
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It's not 100%, (slight blue tinge left back, (but I think I got the idea). The roses were slightly wilted but I liked the motto.