Shot at f/11. Lighting was from a small off-camera flash, triggered by the onboard flash set to 1/16 power. The flash was pointing at a gold reflector to warm the colour of the paper up. Parchment effect was added in PS. A small white reflector was also placed behind the candle to reduce the depth of the shadow a little.
I would like others' opinions on whether it's strong enough technically and compositionally to stand up as a still life image in its own right - and whether or not it's appealing. Visually, I wanted to try and make it look aged - almost like a period piece (assuming they had fountain pens back then!!!)
Flash and lighting