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So, why would a 16 year-old guy (i.e., me) be so happy about getting a vase for Christmas? What I should be happy about is that it's not actually my present, but my mother's; I'm only using it as a prop for this shot because I felt that none of my own gifts were quite as picturesque. Probably what I really wanted were ear transplants or a zitectomy. I set up my new Retinette for this bounce-flash Kodachrome and had my brother click it off. Later, I shot him pretending to be enthused upon unwrapping a box of handkerchiefs. View full size.