Alabaster bowlOur friend Stella gave us a beautiful old alabaster bowl as a house-warming gift during her recent visit.  It was in a very nice older box which is a keeper as well.  The alabaster has a translucent, almost luminescent quality when viewed in the right light.  This photographic interpretation plays with that quality by making the bowl appear to glow.

The explanation for how this image was lit is left as an exercise for the reader.

Thanks, Stella, for the thoughtful and distinctive gift.