I'm throwing in a few bonus shots, just because I couldn't leave these behind on the cutting room floor.
I took two other series of shots using different objects -- the first set (beach finds) was too busy (too many items) and the light and setting were wrong. The second set (toys outdoors) was cute but not really still life material-- more like a series of portraits.
I have to say I love the results of this assignment. The light was perfect, and the different textures and tones really helped. I like that because of the textures and light, the monochrome shot is interesting as well. Thanks to Camilla and Carolyn for another great learning experience.