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Karen ... diggin' the re-orientation.
Dmac, nice post ... your talkin' all 'analytical' to me ... diggin' it.
As to the light on light/dark on dark ... follows along with the fact that this was shot with the watch literally in contact with the "single" light source ... gridded/socked BD (sans reflecting plate) ... I was experimenting (as usual). The right side highlights are from a halogen shop lamp.
+1 @ blending vs. separation
+1 @ a touch busy BG
I thought about blurring the BG more, but I was kinda getting a "giant golf ball" vibe from it (mid-price watch/mid-price sport), so I left it a bit busier than I normally would. I could've kicked back some light onto the watch via reflector, but I was just "pushin' the envelope' to see how it would go.
One of my nits is the fact that while the grid is serving as the BG ... it is also showing up in the reflections on the bezel, etc.. I kinda dig the 'ripple' effect of it, but I'd still have to call it a "flaw" regarding control. Go figure, "who'da thunk it" @ direct contact with light source would have "issues".