Decay is not always the sign of death but often the beginning of life.
Staying with the beauty of nature I shot this still life on my dining room table. Shooting with a the window blind open I had only residual light. I waited patently for one beam of light to cross my scene. This was one of the first shots before the sunbeam crosses my set. When the beam finally did cross I didn't like the harsh contrast it left on the back of the raisins. Even with my reflector I was unable to fill in the area. Here the lack of a harsh light lowered the contrast and gives an even light across the seen. The reflector I used was gold to bring a warmer glow. Below is a snap shot of set-up. You can see the small sun beam on the chair driving its way towards my set-up.