I figure I’d open this one up for critique. I would have liked to get some more dramatic shadows in the parts of the apple that had been chewed on. Maybe if I had moved the speedlight a little farther from the apple (speedlight was just barely out of the frame for this picture), then I would have gotten heavier shadows.
I do like how the shadow comes from the left, leads to the apple, then the reflection underneath leads the eye out of the bottom of the frame.
For this I did some messing with exposures, shadows in RT, and tweaked the HH (hue) of the apples skin a tiny bit.
Then into gimp where I cloned out some dust spots, resized and unsharpmasked it. I was inspired by Edward Westons pepper photo, and the whiskey I was drinking.