I bought a few peonies at the weekend and have been playing around with them for some still life pictures. At the moment I prefer dark toned still life shots to anything light and 'pretty'.
These were all taken with side light which I love as it emphasises texture and shape and gives a wonderfully three dimensional feel to objects. If you normally shoot in 'flat' light do give side light a go. I took these on a table with light from our patio doors coming from camera left. I diffused it with some voile to make it softer, and in some cases I closed the curtains to let only a thin strip of light fall on the objects. It's all about controlling the light to give the effect that you want.
Linking with Wordless Wednesday at Image-in-ing. and