Light painting – still life with pears

I recently ran a light painting workshop, the pears and scales are often a favourite, among the students. I used different pears this time, I also have a new (to me) vintage rolling pin and some new linen.

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As you can see no two images turn out quite the same, the top one is much brighter in the highlights, the bottom (without the linen) is more evenly lit. I think I prefer the more even tones and flatter light from the second one…

Which do you prefer? I’d love to know

~ Julz