Dried pasta, lit from below and cropped heavily. The new lights were at the back, but most of the lights come from a speedlight below a piece of glass, with a sheet of photocopy paper to defuse the light. I played around in NIK for a while and tried inverting it, but I preferred this because it shows off the texture.
Each week I'll publish a new image as part of a joint Project 52, with my friend in the USA. We both make an image every week, and send them to each other. We are now in the 2nd year of this project. We find it challenging, stimulating and fun. Life should be fun.