The first is a very moving photo, in emotional content, rich variety of textures, and striking, "wrong" composition perfect for the emotional tone of the shot.
As lighting experiments in and of themselves, they seem like no big deal to me, except to perhaps acquaint you with a new tool.
I hope you pursue unique personal expressions.
*sniff* artBob seems years pass without an plausible and respectful comments on anything I say or do. But you've made me cry because it's so hard to find other like minded people with a vision of wanting to accomplish something even though they have limited abilities. years of photography and teaching photography all comes down to a simple gift within your comment. I entered the basement with the hopes of doing something different and using what I've got. the camera is still new to me, but photography is my world. artBob you're welcome to share our meal & thanks.
artBob would you be so kind as to allow me to quote what you've said on my photoblog?