Good work Dominic, when I first saw your image in the submissions thread I got the pair of pears bit but was wondering about the staples I now see what you did there and managed to get in another re'pair'ed
I particularly like your lighting in these, how have you achieved this, if you don't mind me asking?
So this the shot of the Pair of Pears, but the lighting was the same for all of the photos.
The soft box only had the inner diffuser attached, the big diffuser is there to soften the light a bit more. The light on the right is there to fill in the shadows on the right hand side and to light the background. As you can see the speedlight is not really pointing at the pears, but more the top of the background.
Please forgive my home studio (the lounge).
I've included the unedited versions too. I'm not afraid to admit that there was i fair bit of pp involved.