A neighbor gave us some irises from his garden as a welcome back gift for my wife. They came in a glass vase (which we’ll return to him) full of colored glass beads. Seeing them on the table I thought the shapes, patterns, colors and the smooth textures were appealing and decided to make this picture. To enhance the overall effect I took a flashlight and placed it behind the vase shining through the vase towards the camera.

Taken with a Sony Alpha 500 and Tamron 18-250mm lens, f16 at 0.4sec and the camera on a tripod.

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