Firstly, I must fess-up, I'm not too used to still-life set-ups,
as they're a bit of a new thing for me.
But knowing those few basics about three being better than two
and five being better than four objects, gets you into the right arrondissement of Nature Morte! Don't ask me why, I suppose seeing odd numbers disturbs the eye a little more than seeing evenly grouped numbers of objects?
More disturbance is obtained by placing the whole set-up, off-center.
Shot in my little French house's top north facing room with reflected sunlight in raw.
Again, very simply processed. I used the most basic of painterly effects first, being just a slight noise reduction in the filters.
And then the following textures;
Ming - Hard Light @ 61%
Base image - desaturated - Soft Light @ 32%
Muscatel - Soft Light @ 61%
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