We have a habit of keeping wrapping from gifts, either received or given. On this occasion my wife purchased a coffee mug wrapped in solid clear plastic with a red-ribbon around the plastic. When she removed the mug, the wrapping caught my eye.

With my external-flash aimed toward a white ceiling and the plastic-cube on a grey surface, what you see is the final result. All that was required was a slight colour-tweak in photoshop.

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Stephen is a semi-professional photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He shoots a wide range of subjects from macros to landscapes to portraits.
Stephen enjoys capturing images of the world as he sees it, travelling as far as Kangaroo Island and New Zealand to find and photograph.
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  • reflexio
    reflexioalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work, very abstact, looks like an icecube, excellent lighting.

  • Thanks John. I’m adding extra to the sidebar to explain the lighting.

    – Stephen Mitchell

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks Sylvia.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    really nice work stephen simple and stunning

  • Glad you like this Di.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 4 years ago

    Nicely done,,,great card for the holiday season!

  • Great idea Pamela. I’ll have to buy a few cards of this one for valentines day next year!

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddalmost 4 years ago

    Great idea and nicely done. I’ve got one of those in the cupboard, I think. (Can’t remember where I put it.)

  • Dig it up and have some fun. I’m waitin’ for Easter for a round plastic container with a ribbon!

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for your support of my “Embouchure.” A bonus is the cue you thus gave me to check out your own great gallery. This “Gift For All Seasons” is a marvel of dreamlike realism. Again, thanks.

  • Peter, your compliment is humbly appreciated.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

    Congrats – Home Page, Boxing Day 2010!!

  • Thanks Rosalie. I didn’t notice that at all!

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Nancy  Vice
    Nancy Viceover 3 years ago

    very nice work!!

  • Thanks Nancy, glad you like my artwork!

    – Stephen Mitchell

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