This evening I had what I thought was a really cool plan for a photo in my head. It required the use of some flash. Sadly both sets of batteries I have for my flash guns decided they needed recharging just as I’d got the lighting right.
I’ll have to save that one for another time, but meanwhile a “Plan B” was required, and quickly! Scouting around the kitchen I discovered a jar of star anise and thought I might be able to do something with it.
What a delicious aniseed / liquorice smell this stuff has. I think the odour might have been intensified by sitting under a couple of hot desk lamps for a few minutes while I shot them.
Canon 7D, Lensbaby Composer with double glass optic and +4 macro adapter, 1/80 at f2.8.