A photo-illustration for a story on a bumper crop of acorns, and the growth expected form them next year. Worked with a designer on this one to give space for the story text to go.

I filled a small fishtank about halfway with topsoil and dropped in the acorn and a oak tree leaf. Lit with a snooted top light, and a green gelled sidelight. I like using the fishtank to show cross-sections of things. I’ve heard of people using tanks for shooting in swimming pools, but I’m not ready to risk my camera for that shot yet!