I thought this time I would go for food as the main focus of my photo, and I chose panettone . It is originally an Italian sweet and aromatic bread prepared for Christmas, but it is also very popular in other parts of the world, England being one of them. I like its shape and simple look (and the taste, for that matter!), as well as the texture inside. I paired it with some traditional symbols of the festive season - spiced oranges and nuts, and for a bit of splash of red colour I used poinsettia leaves and a few cranberries, both very Christmassy additions.
And I knew from the start that I wanted to use my candle bridge to create a warm and intimate mood. In fact, the candle bridge was the first thing that sprang to my mind as I planned the image. I am quite pleased about its role in the composition.
In post processing I wanted to enhance the festive feel so I gently applied a texture layer with tiny little stars. And that was it. Another Christmas still life was happily created.