Jay Stoegbaueron Apr 11
I appreciate your effort on light a difficult subject in a very dramatic and successful manner. The balance of the two light sources works very well with the highlights of the softbox on the right creating dimension and life, and the less bright softbox on the left bringing out detail, but not overpowering so that we see the texture. Shining the red flashlight through the glass adds another level of dimension, and the angle of that light creates the wonderful glow that falls off towards the bottom of the glass, which visually creates a solid base.
Compositionally, you have created a very subtle tasteful transition in the background and the choice of the reflective surface is wonderful. Spatially however, I would have liked to have seen the "Kosta Broda" type a bit smaller. I like that it is there, but it almost commands as much attention as the glass itself, and this image should be all about the glass. If smaller, the type would then alleviate the cramped feeling I get because of the spacing between the "A" in "Kosta" and the left edge of the glass.
SimmonsPhotoon Apr 11
Love the light on this and the next one but the poor guy died?...what a bummer! Time to go shopping for your wife : )