Contrasts in shadow and color

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I was setting up for an elaborate still life photograph and was assembling my props. Once I put the fruit on the black and white plates my heart stopped. I was done. I absolutely loved the contrast in shadow. I also was drawn to the contrast between the vibrant green against the black and white plate and backgrounds. When my husband saw the photos he said “Well there’s a lot of shadow!“. That was my absolute intent. I love how the shadow adds such depth to the images. The first two photos are my favorites. What do you think of the shadow and contrasts? Which is your favorite?