Composition: Still Life

Challenge #43 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Still life refers to commonplace objects arranged in an artificial setting. The idea is not to capture what you see, but to create an arrangement with a pleasing composition. Demonstrate your creative talents by submitting a proper still life image.
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Shot in a tent with 3 strobe lights in soft boxes on the outside. The difficulty was to define the edges of the glass with reflections from the side-light so it wouldn't disappear towards the Background. The tent and boxes also diffused the light enough to avoid distracting shadows. The different material of the wood in the surface made a nice contrast to the lighter one in the dolls. Personally I like also the humor in the composition...
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Submitted: Sunday, 23rd May, 2010 00:33 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 28th October, 2007
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 125 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
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