The next photo gives you a sense of the lighting. You might also notice my husband's hockey equipment getting aired out.
Once things were set up, I had to work fairly fast. My lighting was quickly changing as the sun was moving behind trees and the warm sun was actually wilting the chard. I wasn't sure what exactly I was looking for. Initially I wanted to feature the long stalks. Notice my bit of tape in the next photo? I was trying to piece stalk bits together to create what I was after. Photo shoots aren't as glamour as one might think! :-)
I took lots of photo from different angles. These are just a couple of examples. I am sure you get the idea.
I was busy on other projects so I left the photos on the camera for use at a later date and I cooked up my still life material for supper.
Fast forward to the end of December. I am now ready to revisit these photos. I have just started editing them and the image at the beginning of this post gives you an idea of where I am currently heading. I shall keep you informed of my progress...