This...was a birthday present. Isn’t it gorgeous? I couldn’t just use it. (It’s a weed pen by the way.) I had to shoot it. I’m not sure what it is about shiny objects. I like shooting them. They’re a pain in the ass, but when you get it right? Magic. This particular product presented some fun challenges, the cylindrical mirror finish being the most ulcer inducing. The resulting images have an elegant sheen I love and was worth all the extra hours I spent focus-stacking, comping, and retouching.