This image was the first assignment in a most excellent and free online photography course.
The assignment brief was – capture a self portrait. As the second assignment was capture your work space – I combined the two. The idea being my work space tells as much about myself as a pic of my face.
Technical stuff: I played around with aperture/shutter combinations, ending up with a 30 second exposure with f/10 and an 18mm focal length. In adobe bridge I reduced a strong yellow cast due to warm interior lighting, and bumped up the black in the shadows for increased contrast.