This week's assignment was to make an image of a very shiny object. While the final result is very pleasing, I can tell you that it is easier said than done.
I shot this with
Tamron 24-70 @ 70mm
For lighting, I used a Godox SK300 strobe with a softbox, behind a home-made scrim and a black card.. On the other side, I used a Yongnuo YN685 speedlight in a Westcott Apollo Softbox. I also used several white foam core fill cards.
I used both LR and PS. I followed Don's suggestion by adding a curves adjustment layer and masking out the speculars.
Thanks for looking everyone.