ok this was inspired by Leslie Hancock's Honeydew shot on www.photocritique.net. Except with a metronome. It's been a while since I've done a still life and I did this one to give as a housewarming gift to a friend. The metronome makes more sense. I stopped by an antique store too look for ideas when I came across this item. Canon Elan IIe with 100/2 USM lens1/125 sec with f/8Used one light with grid from back-side to cast shadow and one light with barndoors to illuminate the front. I did some work on this with photoshop. I used a piece of fabric as the backdrop and I wasn't happy with the amount of texture that showed so I blurred it in photoshop. Also got rid of a hotspot in the fabric. There was a lot of blue reflecting on the metronome and I balanced that out as well. Other than sharpening and adding a border that was it.I recently updated the photo because it seemed too dark and contrasty compared to the print.