The idea behind my post today is to use the two things I discussed in my previous posts. Using the rule of thirds and also very simple lighting. How simple things being used together can produce what I think is a simple shot that works quite well.
I have used only one light just behind and to the left of the thumb tack, with a white reflector directly opposite. This allowed me to fill in the side of the tack in shadow without eliminating an important element of the image, the shadow of the tack itself.
The tacks placement within the frame also helps the image with the diagonal line of the shadow and the rich red colour does a lot to help the image also. I would be interested on the thoughts of others about this image. It is simple and did not take much to set it up, but as with many things, having the idea is the most important. Seeing the image in your mind and setting out to produce that image is how I enjoy photography.