this is not a typical STILL photo. the subject is, for sure. blueberries in different stages of ripening. that’s a lay-up for STILL blog. but the composition is not typical. normally, i would pinch off the stem, and a few leaves and arrange a tidy little composition on white paper. but, these berries are growing in our back yard, and we have so few, and they are so precious that i couldn’t bring myself to sacrifice these eight berries–even for art. so, i told my husband to stand behind the berries with a white t-shirt on. the lighting was a little tricky, as was the wind. but in the end, it was worth saving the berries, and my husband in his crew neck calvin klein made an excellent white background.