I am, I really am. All right, I've decided to try that 365 day challenge and, well, today's the first day. What a great day to be lacking artistic inspiration. So, the following pictures are of my one addiction - Lip Gloss and Lip Stick. Sorry gentlemen. My Composition - I was going for haphazard. The Lighting - Was poor. Incandescent sink-fixture bulbs. (I know I need to improve there.) The Look - I intended for the "Lip Smackers" tube to be prominent and in focus, however, I also wanted to capture the colors and contrast of the other tubes. I edited in GIMP (been doing the reading.) I basically layered the 2 images, adjusted the levels/histogram, used burn/dodge and unsharp mask. These are the two I combined: This is the final edit: So my question's are: 1. Is there anything I could've done, or could do, to make this look less "snapshot" like and more intentional? 2. Like I aaid before, I wanted the "Lip Smackers" tube to be the main focus. But I couldn't quite find a way to "spotlight" it without losing the colors from the other tubes? Perhaps blurring?