I was trying to play with umbrellas and lighting, what better things to use as subjects than crystal? Actually, without a softbox, I had to pull out everything I own to try to light these things.
And then the last one was these snails. I had to get some direct light into the leaf as the soft light from the umbrella couldn’t penetrate the brushed surface.
That part was not too hard, but how to get sparkle into 2 snails with 1 remaining light? The hardest thing was that no matter where I put the sparkles, some stray light would bounce via the mirror into the lens! Now it became choosing the least conspicuous place to have stray reflections in the mirror. I guess that’s when I knew to call it a day!