Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels on the longest side for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here: http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00W7km. Remember: only one image each week!Hello Nikon people. Hope everyone's shaken off the holiday lethargy, and has refocused the energy into passionate creativity. Trying to do that myself, and getting caught up on some little nagging tasks. To accompany another project, I wanted to get a macro shot of the detail features on a cast-iron Japanese teapot. Black surfaces! Funky hob-nail textures! Alluring curves! Lots of reasons to experiment with light, and the likely need to reproduce the same set-up down the road. So, I always take some reference shots of the rig (light position, grip gear, etc). My older D200 and one or another of the venerable kit lenses is always handy for back-up duty and BTS shots, so here's what amounts to optical note-taking. You can see a black mesh gobo taking some of the glare off the pot's enameled handle, and a small reflector throwing a bit of light from that socked beauty dish back into the shadows on the dark side of the object. Got any images that give hints about your process, rather than the results? Share a photo!