This is a trial at stock photography, and this shot actually sold very successfully as stock and became one of my "most interesting" photos on flickr. I fired one Nikon SB-600 external flash from the left. The black background is simply black cardboard. The heater glow under the kettle is actually another long exposure without flash, and I merged the two shots in photoshop to get to the final product.
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80, f/9 @ 55 mm, 1/60, ISO 125, Flash
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