Allow me to confess, I am not a professional photographer! I created this transom for a family in Metuchen who was remodeling their kitchen. They had chosen very clean fixtures and appliances and asked me to create a transom to be installed in the kitchen above their basement stairs with a light behind it. They wanted the transom to bring some color and vibrancy to the space and we talked through a bunch of options-- different flowers, colors, and designs. Ultimately, they came back to the idea they had suggested originally of roses. They were thoughtful about all aspects of the design and I was fairly certain they would love the finished product. So when I sent this photo to them, they replied quickly that they were pleased but it wasn't until I brought the transom to their house that they really got excited about it. They commented that from the photo, it's impossible to see the texture of the glass and solder, the variation in the color of the petals and leaves, and the luminous quality of the glass overall. So I laughed when I suggested that since the picture doesn't tell the full story, I will bring all my potential clients to their kitchen to see it in person. It's nice to work with people who appreciate what I do and also have a good sense of humor!