Angel Picture

I am trying to improve my photography skills by taking pictures of everyday objects. This angel which belongs to my wife was especially difficult. Because of its shiny surface it had reflections all over. I had to dim all light and extend the exposure time to reduce the reflections.

Without light however there is no shadow, without shadow there is no depth in the picture. It is a balancing act. The final picture still has some reflections, but I like it this way.